STUDYING FRENCH-ORIGIN MIDDLE ENGLISH LEXIS USING THE BILINGUAL THESAURUS OF MEDIEVAL ENGLAND: A COMPARISON OF THE VOCABULARY OF TWO OCCUPATIONAL DOMAINS

Sylvester, Louise and Marcus, Imogen (2017) STUDYING FRENCH-ORIGIN MIDDLE ENGLISH LEXIS USING THE BILINGUAL THESAURUS OF MEDIEVAL ENGLAND: A COMPARISON OF THE VOCABULARY OF TWO OCCUPATIONAL DOMAINS. In: Louviot, Elise and Delesse, Catherine (eds). Studies in Language Variation and Change 2: Shifts Switching and Alternating Patterns in the History of English. Cambridge Scholars, Newcastle upon Tyne. ISBN 978-1-5275-0030-3

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This paper investigates how far it is possible to assess the degree of penetration of French-origin lexis into Middle English by means of the structures and data of the Bilingual Thesaurus of Medieval England. It begins with an outline of the aim and scope of the project, describing some of the methodological decisions behind the creation of the Bilingual Thesaurus, such as the use of the Middle English Dictionary and the Anglo Norman Dictionary as sources. Some provisional findings relating to Middle English words of French-origin in the semantic domains of Manufacture, in particular the sub-domains of Metal-working and Woodworking, and Travel by Water are then presented.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PC Romance languages
P Language and Literature > PE English
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
Divisions: English Language & Literature
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2016 14:24
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/8176

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