Mann and gender in Old English prose : a pilot study
MetadataShow full item record
It has long been known that OE mann was used in gender-neutral as well as gender-specific contexts. Because of the enormous volume of its attestations in Old English prose, the more precise usage patterns of mann remain, however, largely uncharted, and existing lexicographical tools provide only a basic picture. This article aims to present a preliminary study of the various uses of mann as attested in Old English prose, particularly in its surprisingly consistent use by an individual author, namely that of the ninth-century Old English Martyrology. Patterns emerging from this text are then tested against other prose material. Particular attention is paid to gender-specific usage, examples of which are shown to be exceptional for a word which largely occurs in gender-neutral contexts.
Rauer , C 2017 , ' Mann and gender in Old English prose : a pilot study ' , Neophilologus , vol. 101 , no. 1 , pp. 139-158 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s11061-016-9489-1
© The Author(s) 2016. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Items in the St Andrews Research Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Rowe, Peter Anthony (University of St Andrews, 2011-06) - ThesisA cathedral of the Church of England is the seat of the bishop and a centre of worship and mission. The history of this institution is followed from the English Reformation, which it survived, through to the Commonwealth, ...
Frazier, Dustin M. (University of St Andrews, 2013-11-30) - ThesisFor the past century, medievalism studies generally and Anglo-Saxonism studies in particular have largely dismissed the eighteenth century as a dark period in English interest in the Anglo-Saxons. Recent scholarship has ...
Connolly, Margaret (2018) - Journal articleThis article gives details of otherwise unrecorded copies of extracts from Walter Hilton's 'Scale of Perfection' and from 'Dives and Pauper' which occur in a sixteenth-century manuscript commonplace book, Dublin, Trinity ...