Grammatica, Gramadach and Gramadeg

Vernacular grammar and grammarians in medieval Ireland and Wales

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| Maynooth University
| University of Cambridge
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Grammatica, Gramadach, and Gramadeg : Vernacular grammar and grammarians in medieval Ireland and Wales is concerned with the history of linguistic ideas and literary theory in the vernacular languages of medieval Ireland and Wales. While much good work, especially by Vivian Law, has been done on the Latin materials, this volume is the first to engage with the vernacular texts. It consists of ten essays that explore a range of interconnected topics relating to these themes. Yet while the contributors offer a close analysis of the development of linguistic thought in these literary traditions, they likewise seek to situate their discussions within the wider context of European grammatical learning during this period, considering both the widespread influence of texts from classical linguistic tradition and also the significance of sources from other contemporary learned disciplines for our understanding of the history of linguistics in the medieval world.
[Studies in the History of the Language Sciences, 125]  2016.  xvi, 226 pp.
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Table of Contents
Foreword & acknowledgements
vii
Abbreviations
ix–xi
List of plates
xiii
Notes on contributors
xv–xvi
Editors’ introduction
1–10
Allegory, the áes dána and the liberal arts in Medieval Irish literature
Elizabeth Boyle
11–34
Cryptography and the alphabet in the “Book of Ádhamh Ó Cianáin”
Deborah Hayden
35–64
Caide Máthair Bréithre “What is the Mother of a Word”: Thinking about words in Medieval Ireland
Erich Poppe
65–84
The expression of “sense, meaning, signification” in the Old Irish glosses, and particularly in the Milan and Saint Gall glosses
Pierre-Yves Lambert
85–100
The verbal paradigms in Auraicept na nÉces
Anders Ahlqvist
101–112
The glossing of the Early Irish law tracts
Liam Breatnach
113–132
Teaching between the lines: Grammar and Grammatica in the classroom in Early Medieval Wales
Paul Russell
133–148
The Welsh bardic grammars on Litterae
T.M. Charles-Edwards
149–160
Poetry by numbers: the poetic triads in Gramadegau Penceirddiaid
Paul Russell
161–180
Gramadeg Gwysanau: A fragment of 14th-Century Welsh bardic grammar
Ann Parry Owen
181–200
Master list of references
201–218
Index of manuscripts
219–220
Index of subjects
221–224
Index of terms by language
225
“The work contained in this volume comes from some of the leading scholars of the world of Celtic linguistic history, and their contributions do not disappoint. Each paper contributes in some way, marginally or substantially, to a better understanding of the history and contents of vernacular grammars and those who wrote them in the Medieval Celtic world.”
“[A] high level of scholarship leaving one amazed about the wealth of vistas and approaches that can be applied to this material in order to complete and refine our knowledge and understanding of medieval scholarship.”
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Subjects

Literature & Literary Studies

Medieval literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016001800