Chapter 10. The Forms of Speech

  1. Peter Brown
  1. Donka Minkova

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996355.ch11

A Companion to Medieval English Literature and Culture c.1350-c.1500

A Companion to Medieval English Literature and Culture c.1350-c.1500

How to Cite

Minkova, D. (2007) The Forms of Speech, in A Companion to Medieval English Literature and Culture c.1350-c.1500 (ed P. Brown), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996355.ch11

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631219736

Online ISBN: 9780470996355

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Keywords:

  • forms of speech;
  • middle english linguistic landscape;
  • word stress;
  • prosodic innovations;
  • polysyllabic words

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Middle English Linguistic Landscape

  • Consonants

  • Vowels in Stressed Syllables

  • Vowels in Unstressed Syllables

  • The Prosodic Features of Middle English

  • Word Stress in Middle English: The Basic Pattern

  • Prosodic Innovations in Middle English