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To Make his Englissh Sweete upon his Tonge

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Marcin Krygier and Liliana Sikorska

The volume contains three linguistic and four literary papers. The linguistic papers are devoted to Middle English spelling of fricatives, the temporal conjunction before in Medieval English and multiple negation in Late Middle and Early Modern English. The literary papers discuss Medieval East Anglian Drama, the making of language in Malory‘s Morte Darthur, a comparison of Chaucer‘s Troilus and Criseyde and Boethius‘s Consolation of Philosophy, and the analysis of Dame Sirith.
Contents: Merja Stenroos: A Middle English mess of fricative spellings: Reflections on thorn, yogh and their rivals – Rafał Molencki: On the rise of the temporal conjunction before in Medieval English – Richard Ingham: A structural constraint on multiple negation in Late Middle and Early Modern English – Stephen K. Wright: What’s so «English» about medieval English drama? An East Anglican Miracle Play and its continental counterpart – Joyce Coleman: The making and breaking of language in Sir Thomas Malory’s Morte Darthur – Harold Kaylor: Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde and Boethius’s Consolation of Philosophy – Rafał Borysławski: Sirith-na-Gig? Dame Sirith and the fabliau hags as textual analogues to the Sheela-figures.