Award Date

1-1-1996

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

English

Number of Pages

43

Abstract

New insights into the use of the genitive case in Early Middle English are possible because of the recent publication of Bruce Mitchell's Old English Syntax which updates previous exhaustive grammars. Using Layamon's Brut as a basis of study, it was found that Layamon employs a variety of case endings to indicate the genitive; alternatively, he uses of-periphrasis. He appears to be choosing among these grammatically acceptable possibilities in order to facilitate meter and rhyme.

Keywords

Arthurian; Brut; Genitive; Layamon Sections

Controlled Subject

Language and languages; Linguistics; Literature, Medieval; British literature; English literature--Irish authors; Irish literature

File Format

pdf

File Size

1382.4 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/0su9-s71l


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