A Medieval English-Latin Dictionary: Based on a Set of Unpublished 15th Century Manuscripts, Medulla Grammaticae - Marrow of Grammar Kept in the Briti

A Medieval English-Latin Dictionary: Based on a Set of Unpublished 15th Century Manuscripts, Medulla Grammaticae - Marrow of Grammar Kept in the Briti

By: Florent A. Tremblay (author)Hardback

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This examination of the Medulla Grammaticae reveals a synchronic representation of century English language, as it was locally spoken and written in Anglo-Norman England of the London area and its surroundings, in the years 1430-1480. Contrary to classical Latin-English dictionaries, this one reproduces the many free variations in spelling and lexical items, many of which reflect the regional aspect of the language. The author also included in the entries the syntactic and morpho-graphemic notes produced by the monks of the time.

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Contents

Foreword by Marie-Claude Leblanc; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I: Did you know that for the last 1600 years or so, the English language has been in constant evolution?; 1. Starting around the year 400 AD; 2. Between approximately the years 600 and 1000; 3. Between approximately the years 1000 and 1500; 4. The evolution after the years 1500; Part II: Did you know that England had a "Renaissance" as early as the 12th century?; 1. Education in Europe; 2. Which works did the monks copy?; 3. The Making of Glosses; 4. Popularity of Glossaries; 5. Description of the Text of the Medulla manuscripts; Part III A.: What should you expect to find in the present dictionary?; 1. Definitions; 2. Nouns; 3. Pronouns; 4. Adjectives; 5. Adverbs; 6. Coordination; 7. Subordination; 8. Verbs; 9. Infinitives; 10. Participles; 11. Inchoative aspect; Part III B.: What kind of written forms should you expect to find?; 1. The vowels; 2. The consonants; 3. The word order; What you should know before using this dictionary; The Dictionary: from A to Z (including "and 's'); Bibliography.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/04/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780773447837
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 532
  • ID: 9780773447837
  • ISBN10: 0773447830

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