Journals Higher Education

$80.00

Hardcover

Published: 22 October 2019

288 Pages | 20 black and white figures/illustrations

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198837909


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Learning Languages in Early Modern England

John Gallagher

  • The first major study of how English-speakers learnt a variety of continental vernacular languages in the period between 1480 and 1720
  • Takes a broad view of language-learning rather than focusing on only one language
  • Argues that the history of early modern England is a multilingual one, challenging the conventional monoglot approaches to the history of early modern England
  • Shows how multilingualism was fundamental to English history in an age of encounter and exchange
  • Draws on a corpus of over 300 conversation manuals in over 6 languages
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