This volume contains a selection of papers presented at the Medieval English Studies Symposium held in Poznań, Poland, in November 2007. 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, 2009. 149 pp., 2 fig., 3 tables
Contents: Simon Horobin: ‘Speaking and Writing in Suffolk Speech’: the language and dialect of Osbern Bokenham – Jerzy
Wełna: The post-sonorant devoicing of [d] in the past/past participle forms of weak verbs (sent, spend, etc.) – Janusz
Malak: The categorization of the infinitive in the Old English ACI constructions – Justyna Rogos: A synchronic approach to
Old English nominal paradigms in the study of Ælfric’s Catholic Homilies – Anna Kamińska-Cichosz: The use of the «Subordinate
Word-Order» in Old English and Old High German - a Text-Type Dependent Comparative Analysis – Andrzej Wicher: Tolkien’s indolent
kings - echoes of medieval history in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings – Noel Harold Kaylor Jr.: The shape of
Chaucerian tragedy – Władysław Witalisz: «That mikel lith in Havelok» - supernatural signs of authority in Middle English
romance – Anna Czarnowus: Feminine acedia in Robert Henryson’s The Testament of Cresseid – Rafał Borysławski: Twist
and turn: On the visual rhetoric of Old English variation – Bartłomiej Błaszkiewicz: The poetics of the Gest historiale
of the destruction of Troy.