Research on Old French: The State of the Art

  • Deborah L. Arteaga

Part of the Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory book series (SNLT, volume 88)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Deborah Arteaga
    Pages 1-15
  3. Diachronic Studies

  4. Synchronic Studies

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 377-383

About this book


The present volume presents scholarly study into Old French as it is practiced today, in all of its forms, within a variety of theoretical frameworks, from Optimality Theory to Minimalism to Discourse Analysis.  Many of the chapters are corpus-based, reflecting a new trend in the field, as more electronic corpora become available.

The chapters contribute to our understanding of both the synchronic state and diachronic evolution, not only of Old French, but of language in general. Its breadth is extensive in that contributors pursue research on a wide variety of topics in Old French focusing on the various subsystems of language.

All examples are carefully glossed and the relevant characteristics of Old French are clearly explained, which makes it uniquely accessible to non-specialists and linguists at all levels of training.


Corpus-based linguistics Crusaders' Old French Diachronic syntax Discourse analysis French mophology French phonology Generative Linguistics Grammaticalization in progress in Old French Left periphery old French Modern French linguistics Null Objects in Old French Old French Parataxis Old French linguistics Optimality theory Romance linguistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Deborah L. Arteaga
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of Foreign LanguagesUniversity of NevadaLas VegasUSA

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