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Time-Bound Words: Semantic and Social Economies from Chaucer's England to Shakespeare's
     

Time-Bound Words: Semantic and Social Economies from Chaucer's England to Shakespeare's

by P. Knapp
 
Time-Bound Words argues that changes in English society and the English language are woven together, often in surprising ways, and investigates this claim by following eleven words from Chaucer's time to Shakespeare's. Middle English words like corage, estat, thrift , and virtù come to serve the logic of new social discourses by 1611. Language from Chaucer,

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Time-Bound Words argues that changes in English society and the English language are woven together, often in surprising ways, and investigates this claim by following eleven words from Chaucer's time to Shakespeare's. Middle English words like corage, estat, thrift , and virtù come to serve the logic of new social discourses by 1611. Language from Chaucer, Wyclif, More, Spenser, Shakespeare, Jonson and others is examined both as current and emerging usage, and as verbal play that accomplishes cultural work.

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...provide useful and vivid introductions to the lived textures of the early modern world. Renaissance Quarterly

Renaissance Quarterly
...provides useful and vivid introductions to the lived textures of the early modern world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333753798
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
03/29/2000
Edition description:
2000
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Peggy A. Knapp is Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University.

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