By Susan E. Deskis
The proverb has been an underutilized source in tracing the linguistic and highbrow cultures of the previous. Making the fullest use of this fabric, this learn, through Susan E. Deskis, is advanced in its mix of philology, paroemiology, literary heritage, and sociolinguistics, eventually attaining conclusions which are enlightening for either the literary and linguistic histories of medieval England. within the language ecology of britain from approximately 1100 to approximately 1500, the place English, French, and Latin compete to be used, alliterative proverbs are marked not just by way of the alternative of English because the language of expression but in addition simply because alliteration in center English connotes a wide awake connection to the prior. Alliterative Proverbs in Medieval England: Language selection and Literary Meaning explores how that connection is exploited in a variety of literary genres from institution texts and sermons to romances and cycle plays.
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Alliterative Proverbs in Medieval England: Language Choice and Literary Meaning by Susan E. Deskis