Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Multilingualism in Later Medieval Britain

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Multilingualism in Later Medieval Britain

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Multilingualism in Later Medieval Britain, ed. D. A. Trotter (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2000). 237 pp. ISBN 0-85991-563-8. L35.00. Developed from a colloquium held in 1997, these papers address a range of issues in language variety and usage. Llinos Beverley Smith writes on `The Welsh and English languages in late-medieval Wales'; Begona Crespo Garcia on `The historical background of multilingualism and its impact on English'; Andres M. Kristol, VIntellectual "anglo-normand" face a la pluralite des langues: le temoignage implicite du MS Oxford, Magdalen Lat. 188'; Michael Richter, `Collecting miracles along the Anglo-Welsh border in the early fourteenth century'; Paul Brand, `The languages of the law in later medieval England'; Herbert Schendl, `Linguistic aspects of code-switching in medieval English texts'; Luis Inglesias-R-Abade, `French phrasal power in late Middle English: some evidence concerning the verb nime(n)/take(n)'; Tony Hunt, `Code-- switching in medical texts'; Laura Wright, `Bills, accounts, inventories: everyday trilingual activities in the business world of later medieval England'; Frankwalt Mohren, `Onefold lexicography for a manifold problem? …

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