Medieval Dialectology

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Contains eleven papers, nine of which were presented at the workshop on medieval dialectology held at the 10th International Conference on Historical Linguistics in Amsterdam in August, 1991. The papers cover a range of issues concerning language variation in Old and Middle English, Old French, Middle High German, Middle Dutch, and Slavic languages. The topics include medieval dialects as a source of explanation for present-day linguistic phenomena; the research methodology of historical dialectology; general historical linguistic issues; and a rather neglected form of language, macaronic business writing. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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The phonetic phenomena connected with the strengthening and weakening of sonants in Bulgarian and Macedonian dialects 1
Parasite consonants: A homographic clash 7
The nature of Old English dialect distributions, mainly as exhibited in charter boundaries 43
Geographical and linguistic distance in thirteenth-century Dutch 137
Copyist behavior: Historical linguistics and text filiation 153
Contractions of preposition and plural article without s (e.g. a + les > au) in Old French, a completely overlooked problem of paradigm formation with implications for the theory of language change 175
Slavonic Pomerania in the past: Its links with neighboring areas and its internal division 217
New methods in textual criticism: The case of the Charroi de Nimes 225
"Sociolectalization" as a feature in different versions of medieval drama 277
Realizations of the definite article in dialectal English and how and when they originated 295
A hypothesis on the structure of macaronic business writing 309
Index of subjects 323
Index of languages and dialects 325
Index of names 327
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