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Þe comoun peplis language

Assistants to the editors: Ewa Ciszek and Katarzyna Bronk


Marcin Krygier and Liliana Sikorska

This volume contains a selection of papers presented at the Medieval English Studies Symposium held in Poznań, Poland, in November 2008. 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 manuscript editing and from Old English poetry to Middle English religious and secular literature.
Contents: Ronald Kim: On the prehistory of Old English dyde – Vibeke Jensen: OE long /a:/ words in some fourteenth and fifteenth century Yorkshire texts – Ewa Ciszek: Some aspects of word-formation in Henryson’s Fables – Matti Kilpiö: Causative habban in Old English – Janusz Malak: Preposition stranding in Old English – Justyna Rogos: Transcribing and editing graphetic detail in the manuscripts of Chaucer’s Man of Law’s Tale – Rafał Borysławski: The riddle of poetry: Literary riddles and modern hermeneutics – Barbara Kowalik: The motif of journey in Cynewulf’s Fates of the apostles – Rory McTurk: External prolepsis in Beowulf – Klára Petříková: «Alle we beoth in the worldes wode weater». Water imagery in Ancrene wisse – Piotr Spyra: Clean but impatient: Pearl-poet’s Jonah in the face of the Lord.