Languages in the military profession in later medieval England


Curry, Anne, Bell, Adrian , Simpkin , David and Chapman, Adam (2010) Languages in the military profession in later medieval England. In, Ingham, Richard (ed.) The Anglo-Norman Language and its Contexts. Woodbridge, GB, York Medieval, 74-93.

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The question of the development of Anglo-Norman (the variety of medieval French used in the British Isles), and the role it played in the life of the medieval English kingdom, is currently a major topic of scholarly debate. The essays in this volume examine it from a variety of different perspectives and contexts, though with a concentration on the theme of linguistic contact between Anglo-Norman and English, seeking to situate it more precisely in space and time than has hitherto been the case. Overall they show how Anglo-Norman retained a strong presence in the linguistic life of England until a strikingly late date, and how it constitutes a rich and highly valuable record of the French language in the middle ages. Contributors: Richard Ingham, Anthony Lodge, William Rothwell, David Trotter, Mark Chambers, Louise Sylvester, Anne Curry, Adrian Bell, Adam Chapman, Andy King, David Simpkin, Paul Brand, Jean-Pascal Pouzet, Laura Wright, Eric Haeberli

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 1903153301 (hardback)
9781903153307 (hardback)
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Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > History
ePrint ID: 154057
Date Deposited: 24 May 2010 15:29
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2014 10:47
Projects:
The soldier in later medieval England
Funded by: AHRC (AH/D000998/1)
Led by: Anne Elizabeth Curry
1 October 2006 to 30 September 2009
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/154057

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