The Resource The language of old and Middle English poetry, G.A. Lester

The language of old and Middle English poetry, G.A. Lester

Label
The language of old and Middle English poetry
Title
The language of old and Middle English poetry
Statement of responsibility
G.A. Lester
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Understanding the language of Old and Middle English poetry is not just a matter of 'translating' medieval texts into a digestible form. The language was itself the subtlest expression of the whole culture. To understand all its complexities may be an impossible task, but to make the attempt immeasurably increases the pleasure and value of a reader's experience. This book is concerned with those aspects of Old and Middle English language which most affect poetry, particularly vocabulary, semantics and syntax. It assumes no prior knowledge of the language or literature of the period and is an ideal starting point for those tackling these texts for the first time and those who wish to explore the language of medieval English poetry in more detail
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lester, G. A.
Index
index present
LC call number
PR203
LC item number
.L4 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English poetry
  • English poetry
  • English language
  • English language
  • Civilization, Anglo-Saxon, in literature
  • Civilization, Medieval, in literature
  • Dichtersprache
  • Sprache
  • Versdichtung
  • Civilization, Anglo-Saxon, in literature
  • Civilization, Medieval, in literature
  • English language
  • English language
  • English language
  • English poetry
  • English poetry
  • Altenglisch
  • Mittelenglisch
Label
The language of old and Middle English poetry, G.A. Lester
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 170-175) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Social Context -- 3. The Literary and Linguistic Context -- 4. Old English Poetic Diction -- 5. Old English Verse: Structure and Organisation -- 6. Middle English Poetic Diction -- 7. Middle English Verse: Structure and Organisation -- 8. Linguistic Varieties -- 9. Examples of Analysis: Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780312158699
Lccn
95035821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33007630
  • (OCoLC)ocm33007630
Label
The language of old and Middle English poetry, G.A. Lester
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 170-175) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. The Social Context -- 3. The Literary and Linguistic Context -- 4. Old English Poetic Diction -- 5. Old English Verse: Structure and Organisation -- 6. Middle English Poetic Diction -- 7. Middle English Verse: Structure and Organisation -- 8. Linguistic Varieties -- 9. Examples of Analysis: Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780312158699
Lccn
95035821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33007630
  • (OCoLC)ocm33007630

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