Studies in Early Modern English

of initial /f/” demonstrates that place-name evidence is inconclusive because of problems with its evaluation, but that it is very likely that initial voicing was much more wide-spread in Early Modern English than it is today.

Author: Dieter Kastovsky

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110879599

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 515

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The future of English linguistics as envisaged by the editors of Topics in English Linguistics lies in empirical studies which integrate work in English linguistics into general and theoretical linguistics on the one hand, and comparative linguistics on the other. The TiEL series features volumes that present interesting new data and analyses, and above all fresh approaches that contribute to the overall aim of the series, which is to further outstanding research in English linguistics.

Early Modern English

The use of thou and you in Early Modern spoken English: Evidence from depositions in the Durham ecclesiastical court records. In: Dieter Kastovsky (ed.), Studies in Early Modern English, 141–151. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.

Author: Alexander Bergs

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110522914

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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This volume provides a comprehensive account of Early Modern English, organized by linguistic level. The volume not only presents detailed outlines of the traditional language levels, it also explores key questions and debates, such as do-periphrasis, the Great Vowel Shift, pronouns and relativization, literary language (including the language of Shakespeare), and sociolinguistics, including contact and standardization.

An Introduction to Early Modern English

Kastovsky , Dieter ( ed . ) ( 1994 ) , Studies in Early Modern English , Berlin and New York : Mouton de Gruyter . Kemp , John A. ( transl . ) ( 1972 ) , John Wallis's Grammar of the English Language , London : Longman .

Author: Terttu Nevalainen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195308468

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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Terttu Nevalainen helps students to place the language of the period 1500-1700 in its historical context, whilst showing its regional and social variations. He focuses on the structure of the 'general dialect' and its spelling, vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation, as well as its dialectal origins.

New Directions in Early Modern English Drama

In particular, he works on the lives of early modern theater people, collaborative drama, and authorship attribution. He teaches modules on the technologies of text and doing textual studies using computers. Gabriella Edelstein is a ...

Author: Aidan Norrie

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501514029

Category: Drama

Page: 283

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This collection examines some of the people, places, and plays at the edge of early modern English drama. Recent scholarship has begun to think more critically about the edge, particularly in relation to the canon and canonicity. This book demonstrates that the people and concepts long seen as on the edge of early modern English drama made vital contributions both within the fictive worlds of early modern plays, and without, in the real worlds of playmakers, theaters, and audiences. The book engages with topics such as child actors, alterity, sexuality, foreignness, and locality to acknowledge and extend the rich sense of playmaking and all its ancillary activities that have emerged over the last decade. The essays by a global team of scholars bring to life people and practices that flourished on the edge, manifesting their importance to both early modern audiences, and to current readers and performers.

Performing Disability in Early Modern English Drama

8 In their 2013 anthology, Recovering Disability in Early Modern England, Hobgood and Wood further articulated their conception of early modern disability studies as both a field of inquiry and a theoretical lens.

Author: Leslie C. Dunn

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030572082

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 327

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Performing Disability in Early Modern English Drama investigates the cultural work done by early modern theatrical performances of disability. Proffering an expansive view of early modern disability in performance, the contributors suggest methodologies for finding and interpreting it in unexpected contexts. The volume also includes essays on disabled actors whose performances are changing the meanings of disability in Shakespeare for present-day audiences. By combining these two areas of scholarship, this text makes a unique intervention in early modern studies and disability studies alike. Ultimately, the volume generates a conversation that locates and theorizes the staging of particular disabilities within their historical and literary contexts while considering continuity and change in the performance of disability between the early modern period and our own.

Multi word Verbs in Early Modern English

Hiltunen , Risto ( 1994 ) , ' On phrasal verbs in Early Modern English : notes on lexis and style ' ; in : Dieter Kastovsky ( ed . ) , Studies in Early Modern English . Berlin New York : Mouton de Gruyter , 129-140 .

Author: Claudia Claridge

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042004592

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 317

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In a revision of her doctoral thesis (no date or institution cited), which itself grew out of the project to compile the database Lampeter Corpus of Early Modern English Tracts (1640-1740), Claridge looks at the use of such multi-word verbs as get clear, wish for, and make merry as they appear in the database. She considers both syntax and semantics, which she shows merge to some extent, but takes semantics to be the primary and thus the more important level because people know how they are going to say something before they know what they are going to say. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR

The Return of Theory in Early Modern English Studies Volume II

James A. Knapp is Associate Professor of English and Edward L. Surtz, S. J. Professor at Loyola University Chicago. He is the author of Illustrating the Past in EarlyModern England (2003)and Image Ethics in Shakespeareand Spenser (2011) ...

Author: P. Cefalu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137351050

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

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This companion volume to The Return of Theory in Early Modern English Studies: Tarrying with the Subjunctive exemplifies the new directions in which the field is going as well as the value of crossing disciplinary boundaries within and beyond the humanities. Topics studied include posthumanism, ecological studies, and historical phenomenology.

The Return of Theory in Early Modern English Studies

F. Elizabeth Hart is Associate Professor of English (Shakespeare, Renaissance, cognitive literary studies) at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. She is the author of essays on cognitive approaches to early modern literature and ...

Author: E. Aston

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230299986

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 326

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This collection looks at the growing rapprochement between contemporary theory and early modern English literary-cultural studies. With sections on posthumanism and cognitive science, political theology, and rematerialism and performance, the essays incorporate recent theoretical inquiries into new readings of early modern texts.

Anti Black Racism in Early Modern English Drama

creating an immense field of studies of intersecting differences between the English and their non-English Others. I believe that another part of the aversion to discussing race in Early Modern England that I encountered is that it is ...

Author: Matthieu Chapman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317195528

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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This is the first book to deploy the methods and ensemble of questions from Afro-pessimism to engage and interrogate the methods of Early Modern English studies. Using contemporary Afro-pessimist theories to provide a foundation for structural analyses of race in the Early Modern Period, it engages the arguments for race as a fluid construction of human identity by addressing how race in Early Modern England functioned not only as a marker of human identity, but also as an a priori constituent of human subjectivity. Chapman argues that Blackness is the marker of social death that allows for constructions of human identity to become transmutable based on the impossibility of recognition and incorporation for Blackness into humanity. Using dramatic texts such as Othello, Titus Andronicus, and other Early Modern English plays both popular and lesser known, the book shifts the binary away from the currently accepted standard of white/non-white that defines "otherness" in the period and examines race in Early Modern England from the prospective of a non-black/black antagonism. The volume corrects the Afro-pessimist assumption that the Triangle Slave Trade caused a rupture between Blackness and humanity. By locating notions of Black inhumanity in England prior to chattel slavery, the book positions the Triangle Trade as a result of, rather than the cause of, Black inhumanity. It also challenges the common scholarly assumption that all varying types of human identity in Early Modern England were equally fluid by arguing that Blackness functioned as an immutable constant. Through the use of structural analysis, this volume works to simplify and demystify notions of race in Renaissance England by arguing that race is not only a marker of human identity, but a structural antagonism between those engaged in human civil society opposed to those who are socially dead. It will be an essential volume for those with interest in Renaissance Literature and Culture, Shakespeare, Contemporary Performance Theory, Black Studies, and Ethnic Studies.

The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern English Literature and Religion

In order to provide a strong base upon which to build research techniques for early modern studies, it is important to focus on some of the fundamental skills and core concepts required for a researcher. The basic concepts are fairly ...

Author: Andrew Hiscock

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199672806

Category: English literature

Page: 802

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This pioneering Handbook offers a comprehensive consideration of the dynamic relationship between English literature and religion in the early modern period. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were the most turbulent times in the history of the British church - and, perhaps as a result, produced some of the greatest devotional poetry, sermons, polemics, and epics of literature in English. The early-modern interaction of rhetoric and faith is addressed in thirty-nine chapters of original research, divided into five sections. The first analyses the changes within the church from the Reformation to the establishment of the Church of England, the phenomenon of puritanism and the rise of non-conformity. The second section discusses ten genres in which faith was explored, including poetry, prophecy, drama, sermons, satire, and autobiographical writings. The middle section focuses on selected individual authors, among them Thomas More, Christopher Marlowe, John Donne, Lucy Hutchinson, and John Milton. Since authors never write in isolation, the fourth section examines a range of communities in which writers interpreted their faith: lay and religious households, sectarian groups including the Quakers, clusters of religious exiles, Jewish and Islamic communities, and those who settled in the new world. Finally, the fifth section considers some key topics and debates in early modern religious literature, ranging from ideas of authority and the relationship of body and soul, to death, judgment, and eternity. The Handbook is framed by a succinct introduction, a chronology of religious and literary landmarks, a guide for new researchers in this field, and a full bibliography of primary and secondary texts relating to early modern English literature and religion.