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The French of medieval England : essays in honour of Jocelyn Wogan-Browne

Author: Thelma S Fenster; Carolyn P Collette; Jocelyn Wogan-Browne
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk : D.S. Brewer is an imprint of Boydell & Brewer Ltd, 2017.
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Recent research has emphasised the importance of insular French in medieval English culture alongside English and Latin; for a period of some four hundred years, French (variously labelled the French of England, Anglo-Norman, Anglo-French, and Insular French) rivalled these two languages. The essays here focus on linguistic adaptation and translation in this new multilingual England, where John Gower wrote in Latin  Read more...
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French of Medieval England.
Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : D.S. Brewer, 2017
(DLC) 2016590322
(OCoLC)957637175
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thelma S Fenster; Carolyn P Collette; Jocelyn Wogan-Browne
ISBN: 9781787440135 1787440133
OCLC Number: 1005682352
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 340 pages) : illustrations, portrait
Contents: Frontcover; Contents; List of Illustrations; List of Contributors; List of Abbreviations; Foreword: 'The Light I Never Left Behind': Jocelyn Wogan-Browne; Introduction: Recognizing the French of Medieval England; 1. The Gloss to Philippe de Thaon's Comput and the French of England's Beginnings; 2. The Scandals of Medieval Translation: Thinking Difference in Francophone Texts and Manuscripts; 3. Contrafacture and Translation: The Prisoner's Lament; 4. Complaining about the King in French in Thomas Wright's Political Songs of England. 5. The Chanson d'Aspremont in Bodmer 11 and Plantagenet Propaganda6. The Use of Anglo-Norman in Day-to-Day Communication during the Anglo-Scottish Wars (1295-1314); 7. Middle English Borrowing from French: Nouns and Verbs of Interpersonal Cognition in the Early South English Legendary; 8. William Langland Reads Robert Grosseteste; 9. Disability Networks in the Campsey Manuscript; 10. English Women and Their French Books: Teaching about the Jews in Medieval England. 11. French Residents in England at the Start of the Hundred Years War: Learning English, Speaking English and Becoming English in 134612. French Immigrants and the French Language in Late-Medieval England; 13. Fashioning a Useable Linguistic Past: The French of Medieval England and the Invention of a National Vernacular in Early Modern France; 14. Admiring Ambivalence: on Paul Meyer's Anglo-Norman Scholarship; 15. Twenty-First Century Gower: The Theology of Marriage in John Gower's Traitié and the Turn toward French. 16. Royaumes sans frontières: The Place of England in the Long Twelfth CenturyAfterword; Bibliography; Index; Publications of Jocelyn Wogan-Browne; Tabula Gratulatoria.
Responsibility: edited by Thelma Fenster and Carolyn P. Collette.

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Essays on the complexity of multilingualism in medieval England.  Read more...

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