Article published in:Understanding Historical (Im)Politeness: Relational linguistic practice over time and across cultures
Edited by Marcel Bax and Dániel Z. Kádár
[Benjamins Current Topics 41] 2012
► pp. 227–250
Understanding Anglo-Saxon “politeness”
Directive constructions with ic wille / ic wolde
ic wille ic wolde ic wolde þæt þu me sædest ic wille ic wolde Dictionary of Old English Corpus humilitas Thus, this paper, on the one hand, confirms the picture of Anglo-Saxon England as a world “beyond politeness” (Kohnen 2008a); on the other hand, it also adds important aspects that may improve our perception of the complexities of Anglo-Saxon social interaction.
Published online: 07 November 2012
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