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Code-Switching in Early English [electronic resource].

By: Schendl, Herbert.
Contributor(s): Schendl, Herbert | Wright, Laura.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Berlin : De Gruyter Mouton, 2011Description: 1 online resource (348 p.).ISBN: 9783110253368 (electronic bk.); 3110253364 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): English language - Middle English, 1100-1500 | English language - Old English, ca. 450-1100 | English language - Variation - Great Britain | Language and languages | Code switching (Linguistics) | English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 | English language -- Middle English, 1100-1500 | English language -- Variation -- Great Britain | FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Old & Middle EnglishGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Code-Switching in Early EnglishDDC classification: 427.02 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Acknowledgements; Introduction; Code-switching in early English: Historical background and methodological and theoretical issues; Beyond boundaries: Code-switching in the leases of Oswald of Worcester; Code-switching in the later medieval English lay subsidy rolls; Syntactic aspects of code-switching in Oxford, MS Bodley 649; Death, taxes and property: Some code-switching evidence from Dover, Southampton, and York; On variation in medieval mixed-language business writing
Multilingual discourse in the domain of religion in medieval and early modern England: A corpus approach to research on historical code-switching"Gadryng Togedre of Medecyne in the Partye of Cyrugie": Strategies of code-switching in the Middle English translations of Chauliac's Chirurgia Magna; Code-switching in Langland, Chaucer and the Gawain poet: Diglossia and footing; The visual pragmatics of code-switching in late Middle English literature; Index of Manuscripts; Index of Subjects and Languages;
Summary: The frequent mixing of different languages in early English texts, especially Latin, English and French, has been neglected by historical English linguistics. The contributions in this volume approach this phenomenon within the framework of code-switching theory and, based on a variety of text types from Old to early modern English, show the relevance of these texts for the history of English as well as for historical and general linguistics.
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Acknowledgements; Introduction; Code-switching in early English: Historical background and methodological and theoretical issues; Beyond boundaries: Code-switching in the leases of Oswald of Worcester; Code-switching in the later medieval English lay subsidy rolls; Syntactic aspects of code-switching in Oxford, MS Bodley 649; Death, taxes and property: Some code-switching evidence from Dover, Southampton, and York; On variation in medieval mixed-language business writing

Multilingual discourse in the domain of religion in medieval and early modern England: A corpus approach to research on historical code-switching"Gadryng Togedre of Medecyne in the Partye of Cyrugie": Strategies of code-switching in the Middle English translations of Chauliac's Chirurgia Magna; Code-switching in Langland, Chaucer and the Gawain poet: Diglossia and footing; The visual pragmatics of code-switching in late Middle English literature; Index of Manuscripts; Index of Subjects and Languages;

The frequent mixing of different languages in early English texts, especially Latin, English and French, has been neglected by historical English linguistics. The contributions in this volume approach this phenomenon within the framework of code-switching theory and, based on a variety of text types from Old to early modern English, show the relevance of these texts for the history of English as well as for historical and general linguistics.

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