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- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 95.00
The medieval Anglo-Norman prose chronicles are fascinating hybrids of history, legends and romance. Their prime subject is the history of England, but they also shed much light on other networks of influence, such as those between families and religious houses. This book studies the essential characteristics of the genre for the first time, situating... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 149.00
This investigation contributes to issues in the study of second language transmission by considering the well-documented historical case of Anglo-Norman. Within a few generations of the establishment of this variety, its phonology diverged sharply from that of continental French, yet core syntactic distinctions continued to be reliably transmitted.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 37.95
This work offers an edition and translation of some 30 poems by the trobairitz, a remarkable group of women poets from the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, who composed in the style and language of the troubadours. Introductory essays and notes by specialists in the field place the poems in literary, linguistic, historical, social and cultural contexts.... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 63.00
This dictionary of the Old Gascon language used in official documents deals with the lexis of South-Western France from the beginnings of written Gascon in the 11th century up to about 1300. The DAG is an onomasiological dictionary organising the vocabulary by subject groups. The emphasis is placed on the expressive means of medieval Gascon by bringing... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 29.15
The figure of the Troubadour combines the ideals of knighthood with the inspiration of the poet and musician and created a cultural explosion which influenced the whole course of Western art and civilisation. Burl traces the story from the birth of the first Troubadour in 1071 to the execution of the last Cathar Good Man in 1231 and the close of the... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 420.00
This standard introduction to the spoken romance languages, which has long been out of print, is now being released in an up-to-date and revised new edition. The topic ?spoken language? has developed into one of the most interesting fields of research ? and not only in linguistics. From linguistic theory-based preliminary observations on speech and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95
The Routledge Dictionary of Cultural References in Modern French reveals the hidden cultural dimension of contemporary French, as used in the press, going beyond the limited and purely lexical approach of traditional bilingual dictionaries. Even foreign learners of French who possess a good level of French often have difficulty in fully understanding... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 147.00
The book contains papers presented at an international colloquium which has taken place at regular intervals (since 1985) and which is devoted to the contrasting study of the French language in Europe and Canada. In 2007 the focus was on the different varieties of French that can be observed in France and in Canada. Here specialists from Canada, France... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 38.00
The Dictionary of Louisiana French (DLF) provides the richest inventory of French vocabulary in Louisiana and reflects precisely the speech of the period from 1930 to the present. This dictionary describes the current usage of French-speaking peoples in the five broad regions of South Louisiana: the coastal marshes, the banks of the Mississippi River,... more...
- Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 2009; US$ 223.00
The Romanistisches Jahrbuch (RJb) is the only scholarly journal to regularly provide information about the representation of Romance languages, literature and cultural studies at German and Austrian universities. It systematically compiles accepted doctoral dissertations and postdoctoral theses, as well as projects currently in progress at German-speaking... more...