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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Speaking in the Medieval World
Edited By: J. Godsall-Myers
Series Title: Cultures, Beliefs and Traditions: Medieval and Early Modern Peoples

This volume treats aspects of speaking in the Middle Ages, as evident in historical documents and literary texts. The volume is divided into two parts. In the first part, the general role of speaking in society and literature is discussed. In the second part, closer analysis of how literary characters actually speak is offered. The essays offer both analysis of lesser known texts and new insight into several classical works within several European literary traditions. These essays will interest scholars of linguistics, particularly sociolinguistics, and medieval literature and culture.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Brill
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Ling & Literature

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9004129553
ISBN-13: 9789004129559
Pages: 208
Prices: Europe EURO 93.00
U.S. $ 125.00