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Grammar and grammarians in the early Middle Ages

Author: Vivien Law
Publisher: London : Longman, 1997.
Series: Longman linguistics library
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publView all editions and formats
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This collection of articles outlines the development of grammar during the period 700-1000, and discusses the survival of ancient texts in general and with reference to the Anglo Saxon period. Later  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vivien Law
ISBN: 0582212944 9780582212947
OCLC Number: 243868060
Description: XIV, 305 Seiten.
Contents: Introduction Acknowledgements Abbreviations I. Historiography and methodology 1. The historiography of grammar in the early Middle Ages 2. Notes on the dating and attribution of anonymous Latin grammars of the early Middle Ages II. Cultural transfer: ancient grammar in the British Isles 3. Late Latin grammars in the early Middle Ages: a typological history 4. Linguistics in the earlier Middle Ages: the Insular and Carolingian grammarians 5. The study of Latin grammar in eighth-century Southumbria III. Grammar and dialectic: the Carolingian contribution 6. The study of grammar under the Carolingians 7. Carolingian grammarians and theoretical innovation IV. Grammarians at work 8. An early medieval grammarian on grammar: Wynfreth-Boniface and the Praefatio ad Sigibertum 9. Grammars and language change: an eighth-century case 10. Alfric's Excerptiones de arte grammatica anglice 11. Learning to read with the oculi mentis: the word-play of Virgilius Maro Grammaticus V. Ideas about language 12. From aural to visual: medieval representations of the word 13. Medieval ideas about morphology 14. The terminology of Medieval Latin grammar VI. Bibliography 15. Grammar in the early Middle Ages: a bibliography Index of manuscripts General Index
Series Title: Longman linguistics library
Responsibility: Vivien Law.

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