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Anglo-Saxon Micro-Texts

Ed. by Lenker, Ursula / Kornexl, Lucia

Series:Buchreihe der Anglia / Anglia Book Series 67

    99,95 € / $114.99 / £91.00*

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    December 2019
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    Aims and Scope

    In this volume, Anglo-Saxon scholars from different disciplines – Old English and Anglo-Latin literature and linguistics, palaeography, history, runology, numismatics and archaeology – explore what are here called ‘micro-texts’, i.e. very short pieces of writing constituting independent, self-contained texts. Such texts have survived in large numbers from the Anglo-Saxon period on all kinds of materials (e.g. parchment, stone, garments or coins), in the form of epigraphic inscriptions in runes and/or the Latin alphabet, or – in manuscripts – as colophons, scribbles or various kinds of notes or glosses. For the first time, these micro-texts are here studied in their forms and communicative functions, their pragmatics and performativity.


    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    Approx. x, 290 pages
    25 Fig.
    Type of Publication:
    Text linguistics: Text Types; Anglo-Saxon literature; Anglo-Saxon manuscripts; Old English language

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    Ursula Lenker, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany; Lucia Kornexl, University of Rostock, Germany.

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