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The vulgar tongue : medieval and postmedieval vernacularity

Author: Fiona Somerset; Nicholas Watson
Publisher: University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2003.
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This is an exploration of the history of European vernacularity through studies of language situations from twelfth-century England and France to twentieth-century India and North America, and from  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Vulgar tongue.
University Park, Pa. : Pennsylvania State University Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2003010253
(OCoLC)52197477
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fiona Somerset; Nicholas Watson
ISBN: 0271031697 9780271031699 9780271054490 0271054492 9780271052830 027105283X 0271056185 9780271056180
OCLC Number: 74653090
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 277 pages)
Contents: King Solomon's tablets / Nicholas Watson --
Using the Ormulum to redefine vernacularity / Meg Worley --
Talking the talk : access to the vernacular in medieval preaching / Claire M. Waters --
Language of conversion : Ramon Llull's art as a vernacular / Harvey Hames --
Mechthild von Magdeburg : gender and the "unlearned tongue" / Sara S. Poor --
Creating a masculine vernacular : the strategy of misogyny in late medieval French texts / Gretchen V. Angelo --
Teaching philosophy at school and court : vulgarization and translation / Charles F. Briggs --
Vernacular textualities in fourteenth-century Florence / William Robins --
"Moult bien parloit et lisoit le Franchois," or Did Richard II read with a Picard accent? / Andrew Taylor --
Professionalizing translation at the turn of the fifteenth century : Ullerston's Determinacio, Arundel's Constitutiones / Fiona Somerset --
Purity and language of the court in the late-sixteenth-and seventeenth-century Netherlands / Jeroen Jansen --
Politics of ABCs : "Language wars" and literary vernacularization among the Serbs and Romanians of Austria-Hungary, 1780-1870 / Jack Fairey --
"Indian Shakespeare" and the politics of language in colonial India / Nandi Bhatia --
Poets laureate and the language of slaves : Petrarch, Chaucer, and Langston Hughes / Larry Scanlon.
Responsibility: edited by Fiona Somerset and Nicholas Watson.

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