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Multilingual practices in language history : English and beyond

Author: Päivi Pahta; Janne Skaffari; Laura Wright
Publisher: Boston : De Gruyter Mouton, [2018]
Series: Language contact and bilingualism, 15.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Texts of the past were often produced by and for people with multilingual repertoires and thus reflect ongoing and earlier language contact situations; an insight that is increasingly important for understanding language history. This volume explores multilingual practices in familiar and neglected genres, periods and areas, discusses relevant concepts and theories, and introduces new methods of analyzing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Päivi Pahta; Janne Skaffari; Laura Wright
ISBN: 9781501513817 1501513818
OCLC Number: 1019718650
Description: viii, 361 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: From historical code-switching to multilingual practices in the past / Paivi Pahta, Janne Skaffari & Laura Wright --
Historical and modern studies of code-switching: a tale of mutual enrichment / Penelope Gardner-Chloros --
Code switching in Anglo-Saxon England: a corpus-based approach / Herbert Schendl --
Twentieth-century Romance loans: code-switching in the Oxford English Dictionary? / Rita Queiroz de Barros --
A semantic field and text-type approach to late-medieval multilingualism / Louise Sylvester --
Code-switching and contact influence in Middle English manuscripts from the Welsh Penumbra --
Should we re-interpret the evidence from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight / Simon Meecham-Jones --
Code-switching in the long twelfth century / Janne Skaffari --
"Trifling shews of learning"? Patterns of code-switching in English sermons 1640-1740 / Jukka Tuominen --
The social and textual embedding of multilingual practices in Late Modern English: a corpus-based analysis / Arja Nurmi, Jukka Tyrkko, Anna Petajaniemi & Paivi Pahta --
Mining macaronics / Sime Demo --
Visual diamorphs: the importance of language neutrality in code-switching from medieval Ireland / Tom ter Horst & Nike Stam --
"Latin in recipes?" A corpus approach to scibal abbreviations in 15th-century medical manuscripts / Alpo Honkapohja --
Administrative multilingualism on the page in early modern Poland: in search of a framework for written code-switching / Joanna Kopaczyk --
Approaching the functions of historical code-switching: the case of solidarity / Aleksi Makilahde --
Medieval bilingualism in England: on the rarity of vernacular code-switching / Richard Ingham --
A multilingual approach to the history of Standard English / Laura Wright.
Series Title: Language contact and bilingualism, 15.
Responsibility: edited by Päivi Pahta, Janne Skaffari, Laura Wright.

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"Texts of the past were often produced by and for people with multilingual repertoires and thus reflect ongoing and earlier language contact situations; an insight that is increasingly important for understanding language history. This volume explores multilingual practices in familiar and neglected genres, periods and areas, discusses relevant concepts and theories, and introduces new methods of analyzing multilingualism in historical materials"--

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