This volume contains a selection of papers presented at the Medieval English Studies Symposium held in Poznań, Poland in November 2006. The papers cover a wide range of topics in the areas of Old and Middle English language and literature: from language contact and Middle English syntax to pragmatics, and from Chaucer to Middle English religious and secular discourse.
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2008. 147 pp., num. tables
Contents: Elżbieta Adamczyk: On the (in)stability of the Old English weak declension – Agnieszka Pysz: True or false?
Postposition of adjectives in Old English – Artur Bartnik: Functional projections in Old English: DP and NumP – Liliana Sikorska:
«zef thow be not grete clerk, loke thow moste on thys werk»: Religious and secular guidance in William Caxton’s Book
of curtesye and John Mirk’s Instructions for parish priests – Christine M. Rose: Glossing Griselda in a medieval
conduct book: Le ménagier de Paris – Barbara Kowalik: Mary as Anglo-Saxon Dryhtin and Norman patroness: A fusion
of cultural and literary influences in On god ureisun of ure lefdi – Rafał Borysławski: Wordhordes cræft: Confusion
and the order of the wor(l)d in Old English gnomes – Anna Czarnowus: Oriental despotism in The Sowdone of Babylone.