R. H. Robins

in A Century of British Medieval Studies

Published by British Academy

Published in print November 2007 | ISBN: 9780197263952
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734083 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Centenary Monographs


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This chapter examines the history and developments in British scholarship on medieval language studies. It clarifies three topics sensitive to the analysis of British medieval language studies. These include the content of the term medieval as a historical adjective, the meaning and concept of language and what is specifically British scholarship. This chapter focuses on the medieval study of language as a specifically human activity and part of the divine creation of mankind.

Keywords: language studies; British scholarship; medieval studies; human activity; historical adjective

Chapter.  7515 words. 

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500)

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