Multilingualism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age : Communication and Miscommunication in the Premodern World

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  • Author(s): Classen, Albrecht
  • Series:
    Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture, v. 17
  • Publication Information:
    Berlin : De Gruyter. 2016
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      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      Bi- and multilingualism are of great interest for contemporary linguists since this phenomenon deeply reflects on language acquisition, language use, and sociolinguistic conditions in many different circumstances all over the world. Multilingualism was, however, certainly rather common already, if not especially, in the premodern world. For some time now, research has started to explore this issue through a number of specialized studies. The present volume continues with the investigation of multilingualism through a collection of case studies focusing on important examples in medieval and early modern societies, that is, in linguistic and cultural contact zones, such as England, Spain, the Holy Land, but also the New World. As all contributors confirm, the numerous cases of multilingualism discussed here indicate strongly that the premodern period knew considerably less barriers between people of different social classes, cultural background, and religious orientation. But we also have to acknowledge that already then human communication could fail because of linguistic hurdles which prevented mutual understanding in religious and cultural terms.
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      9783110470963. 9783110470901. 9783110471441.
    • Accession Number:
      959151082
    • Accession Number:
      1354485
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      CLASSEN, A. Multilingualism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age : Communication and Miscommunication in the Premodern World. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016. ISBN 9783110470963. Disponível em: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1354485&authtype=ip,sso&custid=swtexas. Acesso em: 11 dez. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Classen A. Multilingualism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age : Communication and Miscommunication in the Premodern World. Berlin: De Gruyter; 2016. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1354485&authtype=ip,sso&custid=swtexas. Accessed December 11, 2019.
    • APA:
      Classen, A. (2016). Multilingualism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age : Communication and Miscommunication in the Premodern World. Berlin: De Gruyter. Retrieved from http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1354485&authtype=ip,sso&custid=swtexas
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Classen, Albrecht. 2016. Multilingualism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age : Communication and Miscommunication in the Premodern World. Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture. Berlin: De Gruyter. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1354485&authtype=ip,sso&custid=swtexas.
    • Harvard:
      Classen, A. (2016) Multilingualism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age : Communication and Miscommunication in the Premodern World. Berlin: De Gruyter (Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture). Available at: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1354485&authtype=ip,sso&custid=swtexas (Accessed: 11 December 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Classen, A 2016, Multilingualism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age : Communication and Miscommunication in the Premodern World, Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture, De Gruyter, Berlin, viewed 11 December 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Classen, Albrecht. Multilingualism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age : Communication and Miscommunication in the Premodern World. De Gruyter, 2016. EBSCOhost, widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1354485&authtype=ip,sso&custid=swtexas.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Classen, Albrecht. Multilingualism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age : Communication and Miscommunication in the Premodern World. Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016. http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1354485&authtype=ip,sso&custid=swtexas.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Classen A. Multilingualism in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age : Communication and Miscommunication in the Premodern World [Internet]. Berlin: De Gruyter; 2016 [cited 2019 Dec 11]. (Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture). Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1354485&authtype=ip,sso&custid=swtexas