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dc.contributor.authorRauer, Christine
dc.identifier.citationRauer , C 2017 , ' Mann and gender in Old English prose : a pilot study ' , Neophilologus , vol. 101 , no. 1 , pp. 139-158 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 243084261
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84974806890
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-7593-0152/work/60426833
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000392292700011
dc.description.abstractIt 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.
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dc.subjectOld English literatureen
dc.subjectOld English Martyrologyen
dc.subjectOld English proseen
dc.subjectPE Englishen
dc.titleMann and gender in Old English prose : a pilot studyen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Englishen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.St Andrews Institute of Medieval Studiesen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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