Award Date

1-1-1995

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

Number of Pages

75

Abstract

Old French Borrowings in "The Owl and the Nightingale" ascertains the quantity and nature of Old French words present in this thirteenth-century Middle English poem. Patterns of borrowing, whether source-based or subject-based, are identified and problematic words, such as cognates, are investigated for probable language of origin. These patterns are then examined for what they may reveal about the author and audience of "The Owl and the Nightingale." Included is an appendix listing each borrowed term and cognate in alphabetical order with definitions and parts of speech.

Keywords

Borrowings; French; Nightingale; Old; Owl

Controlled Subject

Language and languages; Linguistics

File Format

pdf

File Size

2795.52 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/w2qf-l9ul


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