PL EN


2013 | 22/2 | 5-25
Article title

Palatalization as a Non-Uniform Process Affecting Grammatical Words: A Comparison of Data from Dialectally Identified and Unidentified Late Middle English Texts

Authors
Content
Title variants
Languages of publication
EN
Abstracts
EN
The process of palatalization has exerted much influence on the forms of four highfrequency lemmas, EACH, MUCH, SUCH, WHICH, revealing significant heterogeneity in terms of palatalized and non-palatalized variants being used in the close vicinity of each other both in the Northern and Southern dialects as well as in the texts of unknown origin. Such unpredictability of the process, accounted for by the operation of lexical diffusion, raises questions concerning the manner of how palatalization, being one of the major phonological changes, affected the lexis and phonological system of Middle English, proving to be much less consistent than expected.
Contributors
  • University of Warsaw
References
  • Chambers, J. K. and Peter Trudgill. 1980. Dialectology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Innsbruck corpus of Middle English prose (version 2.2). 2006. Innsbruck: University of Innsbruck.
  • Kocel, Agnieszka. 2009. “Much, such and each: k-palatalization and distribution of (non)palatal forms in Northern Middle English”. In: Jerzy Wełna (ed.) Explorations in the English language (= Anglica 18) (Warszawa: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego), 7–22.
  • Kocel, Agnieszka. 2010. “Nonpalatalized dorsals in Southumbrian Middle English grammatical words: a Scandinavian influence?”. In: Jacek Fisiak (ed.) Studies in Old and Middle English (Warsaw studies in English language and literature 1) (Łóddź: Społeczna Wyższa Szkoła Przesiebiorczości i Zarządzania), 165–182.
  • Kocel, Agnieszka. 2012. “Palatalization in grammatical words as reflected in unclassified Late Middle English sources”. Anglica 21/2: 5–15.
  • Kocel, Agnieszka. Kurath, Hans and Sherman Kuhn (eds.). 2001. The Middle English dictionary (= MED). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • A linguistic atlas of Late Mediaeval English (= LALME). 1986. Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press.
  • Venezky, Richard L. and Sharon Butler. 1980. A microfiche concordance to Old English. The high-frequency words. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.desklight-9c4f2230-f6c0-4ee8-bdc9-fd188420037a
JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Turn it on to take full advantage of this site, then refresh the page.