Teaching and Learning Latin in Thirteenth Century England, Volume Two: Glosses

Teaching and Learning Latin in Thirteenth Century England, Volume Two: Glosses

by Tony Hunt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0859913384

ISBN-13: 9780859913386

Pub. Date: 12/19/1991

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited

Here at last is the first systematic study of the teaching and learning of Latin in thirteenth century England based on evidence from nearly 200 manuscripts where the text has been glossed in the vernacular. These glosses provide the key to discovering the linguistic competence and interest of students at an elementary level: men and women who needed a working…  See more details below

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Here at last is the first systematic study of the teaching and learning of Latin in thirteenth century England based on evidence from nearly 200 manuscripts where the text has been glossed in the vernacular. These glosses provide the key to discovering the linguistic competence and interest of students at an elementary level: men and women who needed a working knowledge of Latin for practical purposes. The received view that Latin was the exclusive language of the schoolroom is shown to be mistaken and the exhaustive recording of the vernacular glosses provides a hitherto untapped source of lexical materials in French and Middle English. Teaching and Learning Latin is destined to become an essential source-book for medievalists interested in language, literacy and culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780859913386
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
12/19/1991
Pages:
181
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.44(d)

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