This chapter aims at illustrating a cross-section of English history and language in the second half of the 14th century and the first half of the 15th. Three poems, handed down by Ms. Digby 102, are here analysed to show that language is not only a means of communication, but rather a linguistic system where a society's communicative requirements merge with history, politics and culture.

Tornaghi, P. (2008). Language and History in three Middle English historico-political poems from Ms. Digby 102. In S. Kermas, M. Gotti (a cura di), Socially-conditioned language change: diachronic and synchronic insights (pp. 355-378). Lecce : Edizioni del Grifo.

Language and History in three Middle English historico-political poems from Ms. Digby 102

TORNAGHI, PAOLA
2008

Abstract

This chapter aims at illustrating a cross-section of English history and language in the second half of the 14th century and the first half of the 15th. Three poems, handed down by Ms. Digby 102, are here analysed to show that language is not only a means of communication, but rather a linguistic system where a society's communicative requirements merge with history, politics and culture.
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Middle English, diachrony, language, society, change
English
Socially-conditioned language change: diachronic and synchronic insights
978-88-7261-350-4
Tornaghi, P. (2008). Language and History in three Middle English historico-political poems from Ms. Digby 102. In S. Kermas, M. Gotti (a cura di), Socially-conditioned language change: diachronic and synchronic insights (pp. 355-378). Lecce : Edizioni del Grifo.
Tornaghi, P
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