Grammatica, Gramadach and Gramadeg

Vernacular grammar and grammarians in medieval Ireland and Wales

Deborah Hayden | Maynooth University
Paul Russell | University of Cambridge
ISBN 9789027246165 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027267153 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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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.
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“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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Russell, Paul
2020. Distinctions, foundations and steps: the metaphors of the grades of comparison in medieval Latin, Irish and Welsh grammatical texts. Language & History 63:1  pp. 47 ff. DOI logo

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Literature & Literary Studies

Medieval literature & literary studies

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CFF: Historical & comparative linguistics

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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2016001800 | Marc record