By Sari Pietikäinen, FinlandAlexandra Jaffe, Long BeachHelen Kelly-Holmes, and Nikolas Coupland
Sociolinguistics from the Periphery "presents a fascinating book about change: shifting political, economic and cultural conditions; ephemeral, sometimes even seasonal, multilingualism; and altered imaginaries for minority and indigenous languages and their users."
La liturgia del «trobar» [The Liturgy of the Troubadours: Assimilation and Reuse of Elements of Christian Ritual in Occitan Songs]
Assimilazione e riuso di elementi del rito cristiano nelle canzoni occitane medievali
De Gruyter Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie 385
This study investigates the influence of medieval liturgy on the literary work of Occitan poets during the 12th and 13th centuries. It focuses on the diverse effects emanating from metrical hymn structure, sacraments, prayers, and the veneration of the saints, and additionally explores the specific impact of liturgical metaphors on the language of the troubadours.