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The Resource Multilingualism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern age : communication and miscommunication in the premodern world, edited by Albrecht Classen

Multilingualism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern age : communication and miscommunication in the premodern world, edited by Albrecht Classen

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Multilingualism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern age : communication and miscommunication in the premodern world
Title
Multilingualism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern age
Title remainder
communication and miscommunication in the premodern world
Statement of responsibility
edited by Albrecht Classen
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Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bi- and multilingualism are of great interest for contemporary linguists since this phenomenon deeply reflects on language acquisition, language use, and sociolinguistic conditions in many different circumstances all over the world. Multilingualism was, however, certainly rather common already, if not especially, in the premodern world. For some time now, research has started to explore this issue through a number of specialized studies. The present volume continues with the investigation of multilingualism through a collection of case studies focusing on important examples in medieval and early modern societies, that is, in linguistic and cultural contact zones, such as England, Spain, the Holy Land, but also the New World. As all contributors confirm, the numerous cases of multilingualism discussed here indicate strongly that the premodern period knew considerably less barriers between people of different social classes, cultural background, and religious orientation. But we also have to acknowledge that already then human communication could fail because of linguistic hurdles which prevented mutual understanding in religious and cultural terms
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
306.44/6094
Index
index present
LC call number
P115.5.E85
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Classen, Albrecht
Series statement
Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture
Series volume
v. 17
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  • Multilingualism
  • Languages in contact
  • Language and culture
  • Historical linguistics
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Language and culture
  • Languages in contact
  • Multilingualism
  • Europe
  • Historical linguistics
Label
Multilingualism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern age : communication and miscommunication in the premodern world, edited by Albrecht Classen
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Table of Contents ; Multilingualism in the Middle Ages. Theoretical and Historical Reflections. An Introduction ; "Victor Victus" ; The Impact of Bilingualism and Diglossia in Cantabria (Spain) during Late Antiquity
  • At the Crossroads of Languages. The Linguistics Choices along Border Communities of the Reconquista in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries Vernacular Bilingualism in Professional Spaces, 1200 to 1400 ; A Kingdom of Many Languages. Linguistic Pluralism in Medieval Hungary
  • Multilingualism and Power in the Latin East Apothecary's Art as a Contact Zone in Late Medieval Southern France ; Xenoglossia and Multilingualism in Middle English Sermons on Pentecost
Control code
959151082
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110471458
Lccn
2017001327
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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5950056740082303289
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)959151082
Label
Multilingualism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern age : communication and miscommunication in the premodern world, edited by Albrecht Classen
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Table of Contents ; Multilingualism in the Middle Ages. Theoretical and Historical Reflections. An Introduction ; "Victor Victus" ; The Impact of Bilingualism and Diglossia in Cantabria (Spain) during Late Antiquity
  • At the Crossroads of Languages. The Linguistics Choices along Border Communities of the Reconquista in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries Vernacular Bilingualism in Professional Spaces, 1200 to 1400 ; A Kingdom of Many Languages. Linguistic Pluralism in Medieval Hungary
  • Multilingualism and Power in the Latin East Apothecary's Art as a Contact Zone in Late Medieval Southern France ; Xenoglossia and Multilingualism in Middle English Sermons on Pentecost
Control code
959151082
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110471458
Lccn
2017001327
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
5950056740082303289
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)959151082

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