STRATFORD ATTE BOWE AND PARIS

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    • Abstract:
      This article focuses on the history of the French language. For Geoffrey Chaucer, writing in the middle of the fourteenth century, the French of England was no more than a bastard variety of the speech of Paris, the only true form of French. This Parisian language was largely unfamiliar to the general run of educated English people, who would, nevertheless, be expected to use French on a regular basis by reason of her position in society. Chaucer's harmless little quip has become so well known over the centuries that it is commonly accepted at its face value, without much critical appreciation of the basic questions it raises or the implications it contains. The first point to be made is that Chaucer was by no means the first to comment on the difference between insular and continental French. Some 150 years earlier, before the beginning of the thirteenth century, the garrulous but shrewd Giraldus Cambrensis had written in Latin about the barbarous French current in the England of his day. It is small wonder that Chaucer's contrasting of the French of Stratford atte Bowe with Parisian French should have been read as expressing a simple, uncomplicated truth that insular French was to be regarded as a peripheral and aberrant offshoot of the main language.
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      Publisher Information: Modern Humanities Research Association.
    • ISSN:
      0026-7937
    • Accession Number:
      17560873
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      ROTHWELL, W. Stratford Atte Bowe and Paris. Modern Language Review, [s. l.], v. 80, n. 1, p. 39–54, [s. d.]. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=sih&AN=17560873. Acesso em: 5 dez. 2020.
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      Rothwell W. Stratford Atte Bowe and Paris. Modern Language Review. 80(1):39-54. Accessed December 5, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=sih&AN=17560873
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      Rothwell, W. (n.d.). Stratford Atte Bowe and Paris. Modern Language Review, 80(1), 39–54.
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      Rothwell, W. 2020. “Stratford Atte Bowe and Paris.” Modern Language Review 80 (1): 39–54. Accessed December 5. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=sih&AN=17560873.
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      Rothwell, W. (no date) ‘Stratford Atte Bowe and Paris’, Modern Language Review, 80(1), pp. 39–54. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=sih&AN=17560873 (Accessed: 5 December 2020).
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      Rothwell, W n.d., ‘Stratford Atte Bowe and Paris’, Modern Language Review, vol. 80, no. 1, pp. 39–54, viewed 5 December 2020, .
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      Rothwell, W. “Stratford Atte Bowe and Paris.” Modern Language Review, vol. 80, no. 1, pp. 39–54. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=sih&AN=17560873. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.
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      Rothwell, W. “Stratford Atte Bowe and Paris.” Modern Language Review 80, no. 1: 39–54. Accessed December 5, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=sih&AN=17560873.
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      Rothwell W. Stratford Atte Bowe and Paris. Modern Language Review [Internet]. [cited 2020 Dec 5];80(1):39–54. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=sih&AN=17560873