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Trading Tongues - a book by Hsy, Jonathan Horng

Trading Tongues

Merchants, Multilingualism, and Medieval Literature

Trading Tongues( )
Author: Hsy, Jonathan Horng
Series title:Interventions: New Studies Medieval Cult Ser.
ISBN:978-0-8142-1229-5
Publication Date:Jul 2013
Publisher:Ohio State University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $59.95
Book Description:

Trading Tongues offers fresh approaches to the multilingualism of major early English authors like Geoffrey Chaucer, John Gower, Margery Kempe, and William Caxton, and lesser-known figures like French lyricist Charles d'Orléans. Juxtaposing literary works with contemporaneous Latin and French civic records, mixed-language merchant miscellanies, and bilingual phrasebooks, Jonathan Hsy illustrates how languages commingled in late medieval and early modern cities....
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Pages:264
Detailed Subjects: Language Arts & Disciplines / Linguistics / General
Literary Criticism / Medieval
Language Arts & Disciplines / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.8 Inches

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