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Naked Wordes in Englissh


Marcin Krygier and Liliana Sikorska

This book contains a selection of papers presented at the Third Medieval English Studies Symposium held in Poznań, Poland in November 2004. The papers cover a wide range of topics in the areas of Old and Middle English language and literature: from Old and Middle English semantics and word geography to Old and Middle English literature.
Contents: Michiko Ogura: Same variable features of negative elements in Old English psalter glosses – Ewa Ciszek: The development of -s(c)hip(e) in Early Middle English – Rafał Molencki: On the syntactic and semantic development of after in Medieval English – Merja Stenroos: The spread of they, their and them in English: The Late Middle English evidence – Wolfgang Viereck: Animal names and their various uses in (early) English, (early) English literature and beyond – Paul E. Szarmach: An apologia for the Meters of Boethius – Liliana Sikorska: In the labyrinth of life: St. Augstine’s quest and Margery Kempe’s pilgrimages – Andrzej Wicher: Chaucer’s «Franklin’s Tale» seen in the context of the tales about calumniated women – Władysław Witalisz: On «…redoutynge of Mars and of his glorie» - Attitudes to war in Middle English romance – Joanna Bukowska: The implications of the quest motif in The avowyng of Arthur and The knightly tale of Gologras and Gawain.