8th International Conference on

Middle English




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8th International Conference on Middle English


2-4 May 2013, University of Murcia


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• Alonso Almeida, Francisco & Elena Quintana Toledo (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain)
The status of may in Middle English medical writing

• Bartnik, Artur (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland)
Headless free relatives in Old English

• Bilynsky, Michael (Ivan Franko Lviv National University, Ukraine)
The diachronic reshuffling of constituents in the OED-reflected (de)verbal synonymy for Middle English

• Borchers, Melanie (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
‘Que ma lange lor est salvaige’: The status of French in Medieval England

• Buys Lerma, Mª Francisca (Open University, Málaga, Spain) & Castillo, Concha (University of Malaga, Spain)
On the V2 type that disappears in ME

• Carrillo Linares, Mª José (University of Huelva, Spain)
The investigation of lexical variation as a means to identify genealogical relationships: the case of The Prick of Conscience

• Cole, Kristin Lynn (Penn State York University, USA)
Did William Langland write William of Palerne?: An exercise in forensic metrics

• Duda, Bozena (University of Rzeszow, Poland)
There are wenches and sluts, but no traces of cats or bats: on characteristics of the Middle English conceptualisation patterns within the conceptual category fallen woman

• Esteban-Segura, Laura (University of Murcia, Spain)
The Malaga POS Tagger of Middle English: A description and assessment

• Gillespie, Vincent (University of Oxford, UK)
Fatherless Books: Authorship, Attribution and Orthodoxy in Later Medieval England [PLENARY]

• Hickey, Raymond (University of Duisburg and Essen, Germany)
Language contact and the sound system of Middle English: a reassessment

• Hotta, Ryuichi (Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan)
The representativeness of the Laeme corpus and word frequency in early Middle English with special reference to the lexical diffusion of s- pluralisation

• Ito, Reiko (Tokiwa University, Japan)
The French influence on the multiple negation in Middle English: a corpus-based study

• Johannesson, Nils-Lennart (Stockhom University, Sweden)
‘Alphabetum Anglicum’: An analysis of the runic alphabet in the Ormulum MS

• Kida, Ireneusz (University of Silesia, Poland)
A corpus-based analysis of the dynamism of word order changes in the Middle English period

• Kolasińska, Paulina (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland)
Late 11th and 12th century English morphology

• Lass, Roger (University of Cape Town, South Africa) & Laing, Margaret (University of Edinburgh, UK)
The early Middle English reflexes of Germanic *ik I  — unpacking the changes

• Łęcki, Andrzej (Pedagogical University of Cracow, Poland)
Purposive so that in Middle English

• Ljosland, Ragnhild (University of the Highlands and Islands, UK)
The establishment of Middle Scots in the Orkney Islands

• López Couso, Mª José (University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
Exploring linguistic accretion: Middle English as a testing ground [PLENARY]

• Lutz, Angelika (University of Erlangen, Germany)
The stratal role of the Old Norse loans in Middle English: new questions and explanations

• Minkova, Donka (University of California at Los Angeles, USA)
Did the principles of syllabification change in Middle English?

• Molencki, Rafał (University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland)
The competition between purvey and provide in Late Middle English

• Nakayasu, Minako (Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan)
Spatio-temporal systems in A Treatise on the Astrolabe

• Nevalainen, Terttu (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Sociolinguistic perspectives on variation in late Middle English [PLENARY]

• Rodríguez Ledesma, Mª Nieves (University of Seville, Spain)
The Northern Subject Rule in first person singular contexts in 14th and 15th-century Scots texts

• Rutkowska, Hanna (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland)
Late medieval dialectal spellings in the early sixteenth-century editions of the Kalender of Shepherdes

• Schendl, Herbert (University of Vienna, Austria)
Multilingualism, multilingual texts and language shift in late medieval England [PLENARY]

• Stenroos, Merja & Thengs, Kjetil V. (University of Stavanger, Norway)
Middle English legal documents and the geography of written dialects

• Studer-Joho, Nicole (University of Zurich, Switzerland)
 3inc and gunker: On Middle English oblique forms of the second person dual pronoun with initial /j/

• Vennemann, Theo (University of Munich, Germany)
On the rise of VO and SV order in Middle English

• Volkonskaya, Maria (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia)
On the origins and functions of synonyms in Middle English alliterative poetry

• Werthmüller, Gyöngyi (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary)
Final –e in Gower’s and Chaucer’s monosyllabic premodifiers: a grammatical/metrical analysis

• Williamson, Keith (University of Edinburgh, UK)
Historical dialectological remarks on the Scottish Legends on the Saints in Cambridge University Library, MS Gg.II.6

• Wright, Laura (University of Cambridge, UK)
Middle English wills – whose language?

• Yamasaki, Takahiro (Chuo University, Japan)
The survival of /n/ in min(e) and þin(e) in the language of Hand I of the Auchinleck manuscript

• Zehentner, Eva (University of Vienna, Austria)
 –and vs. –ing: an account of non-finite constructions in Middle Scots



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