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Time-Bound Words

Semantic and Social Economies from Chaucer’s England to Shakespeare’s

  • Peggy A. Knapp

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
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  15. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

Time-Bound Words argues that changes in English society and the English language are woven together, often in surprising ways, and investigates this claim by following eleven words from Chaucer's time to Shakespeare's. Middle English words like corage, estat, thrift , and virtù come to serve the logic of new social discourses by 1611. Language from Chaucer, Wyclif, More, Spenser, Shakespeare, Jonson and others is examined both as current and emerging usage, and as verbal play that accomplishes cultural work.

Keywords

logic Ovid society time

Authors and affiliations

  • Peggy A. Knapp
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  1. 1.Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA

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