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The Old English gloss to the Lindisfarne Gospels: Language, author and context

Fernandez Cuesta, Julia and Pons-Sanz, Sara M., eds. 2016. The Old English gloss to the Lindisfarne Gospels: Language, author and context. Buchreihe der Anglia / Anglia Book Series, vol. 51. Berlin and Boston, MA: De Gruyter.

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Aldred’s interlinear gloss to the Lindisfarne Gospels (London, British Library, MS Cotton Nero D.IV) is one of the most substantial representatives of the Old English variety known as late Old Northumbrian. Although it has received a great deal of attention in the past two centuries, there are still numerous issues which remain unresolved. The papers in this collection approach the gloss from a variety of perspectives – language, cultural milieu, palaeography, glossography – in order to shed light on many of these issues, such as the authorship of the gloss, the morphosyntax and vocabulary of the dialect(s) it represents, its sources and relationship to the Rushworth Gospels, and Aldred’s cultural and religious affiliations. Because of its breadth of coverage, the collection will be of interest and great value to scholars in the fields of Anglo-Saxon studies and English historical linguistics.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Edited Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PE English
Publisher: De Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110438567
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