Chaucer's Use of the Demonstrative.

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    • Abstract:
      Chaucer's use of the demonstrative “this”, in (for example) “this carpenter”, “this sely man” and so forth, has often attracted attention; the usual explanation is that the usage is a colloquialism. The argument of this article is that such an interpretation does not take account of the changing semantics of the English demonstrative system, that is the shift from a less/more emphatic distinction in the meaning of “that”/“this”, current in Old and Middle English, to the present-day distal/proximal distinction. The article concludes with a series of interpretations of lines in Chaucer's Pardoner's Prologue and Tale. [ABSTRACT FROM PUBLISHER]
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    • Author Affiliations:
      1Professor of English Philology, University of Glasgow, UK
    • ISSN:
      0013-838X
    • Accession Number:
      10.1080/0013838X.2012.698537
    • Accession Number:
      78936414
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    • ABNT:
      SMITH, J. Chaucer’s Use of the Demonstrative. English Studies, [s. l.], v. 93, n. 5, p. 593–603, 2012. DOI 10.1080/0013838X.2012.698537. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ibh&AN=78936414. Acesso em: 29 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Smith J. Chaucer’s Use of the Demonstrative. English Studies. 2012;93(5):593-603. doi:10.1080/0013838X.2012.698537
    • APA:
      Smith, J. (2012). Chaucer’s Use of the Demonstrative. English Studies, 93(5), 593–603. https://doi.org/10.1080/0013838X.2012.698537
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Smith, JeremyJ. 2012. “Chaucer’s Use of the Demonstrative.” English Studies 93 (5): 593–603. doi:10.1080/0013838X.2012.698537.
    • Harvard:
      Smith, J. (2012) ‘Chaucer’s Use of the Demonstrative’, English Studies, 93(5), pp. 593–603. doi: 10.1080/0013838X.2012.698537.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Smith, J 2012, ‘Chaucer’s Use of the Demonstrative’, English Studies, vol. 93, no. 5, pp. 593–603, viewed 29 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Smith, JeremyJ. “Chaucer’s Use of the Demonstrative.” English Studies, vol. 93, no. 5, Aug. 2012, pp. 593–603. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1080/0013838X.2012.698537.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Smith, JeremyJ. “Chaucer’s Use of the Demonstrative.” English Studies 93, no. 5 (August 2012): 593–603. doi:10.1080/0013838X.2012.698537.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Smith J. Chaucer’s Use of the Demonstrative. English Studies [Internet]. 2012 Aug [cited 2020 Sep 29];93(5):593–603. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=ibh&AN=78936414