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Journal Title: English Text Construction
Volume/Issue:   6/1
Issue Title: Multilingualism in the Drama of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: 2013. vi, 212 pp.

Table of Contents

Introduction

‘If but as well I other accents borrow, that can my speech diffuse’: Multilingual perspectives on English Renaissance drama
Dirk Delabastita and Ton Hoenselaars 1 – 16

Articles

Reading Early Modern literature through OED3: The loan word
Giles Goodland 17 – 39

Neighbor Hob and neighbor Lob: English dialect speakers on the Tudor stage
Lindsey Marie Simon-Jones 40 – 59

‘Fause Frenche Enough’: Kate’s French in Shakespeare’s Henry V
Anny Crunelle-Vanrigh 60 – 88
Female multilingualism in William Shakespeare and George Peele
Nely Keinänen 89 – 111

‘Have you the tongues?’: Translation, multilingualism and intercultural contact in The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Love’s Labour’s Lost
Liz Oakley-Brown 112 – 133

Social stratification and stylistic choices in Thomas Dekker’s The Shoemaker’s Holiday
Anita Auer and Marcel Withoos 134 – 157

Refashioning language in Richard Brome’s theatre: Comic multilingualism in action
Cristina Paravano 158 – 175

Interlinguicity and The Alchemist
Michael Saenger 176 – 200

Reviews

Liz Oakley-Brown (ed.), Shakespeare and the Translation of Identity in Early Modern England (Continuum Shakespeare Studies). 2011. London/New York: Continuum. ISBN 978-0-8264-4169-0. 186 pp.
Reviewed by Rocío G. Sumillera 201 – 205

Marianne Montgomery, Europe’s Languages on England’s Stages, 1590–1620 (Studies in Performance and Early Modern Drama). 2012. Farnham/Burlington VT: Ashgate. ISBN 978-1-4094-2287-7. 150 pp.
Reviewed by Ema Vyroubalová 206 – 208

Mireille Ravassat and Jonathan Culpeper (eds.), Stylistics and Shakespeare’s Language: Transdisciplinary Approaches (Advances in Stylistics). 2011. London/New York Continuum. ISBN 978-1-4411-7172-6. 273 pp.
Reviewed by Barbara Dancygier 209 – 212
Publisher: John Benjamins
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): English
 
LL Issue: 24.2085