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.
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2005. 197 pp., num. fig. and tab.
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 ofArthur and The knightly tale of Gologras