At the Crossroads of Linguistics and History
Approaching Language, Local and Family History of the Poll Tax Returns for 1379
Silvio Brendler

2017 · Kartoniert · 170 Pages

ISBN 978-3-935536-37-0

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Medieval tax returns have long been recognised as a major source for linguists (especially dialectologists, lexicographers and onomasticians) as well as family, local and economic historians. Both linguists and historians have done their research for the most part independently from each other, with both groups exploring the same tax returns. The present volume provides various data from the poll tax returns for 1379 prepared for the particular demands of linguists and historians doing qualitative and quantitative research into the language, the social and economic life of late fourteenth century England.