Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


  • Record Number: 8393
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Curzan , Anne.
  • Contributor(s):
  • Title: Third Person Pronouns in the "Peterborough Chronicle" [includes material on the development of the feminine pronouns; the "Peterborough Chronicle" contains the first recorded use of "scae" (she)].
  • Source: Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 97, 3 ( 1996): Pages 301 - 314.
  • Description:
  • Article Type: Journal Article
  • Subject (See Also): Gendered Pronouns Middle English Language Old English Language Peterborough Chronicle
  • Award Note:
  • Geographic Area: British Isles
  • Century: 12
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  • Illustrations:
  • Table: Three Tables. Figure One charts the masculine, feminine, and plural pronouns (nominative, accusative, dative, and genetive) for the three sections, the first copied in 1121, the First Continuation, and the Final Continuation, probably written in one block in 1155. Figure Two details the pronoun occurrences in the First Continuation broken down by entry numbers 1122 through 1131. Figure Three charts the masculine and neuter references for eleven Old English masculine nouns and the feminine and neuter references for eight Old English feminine nouns.
  • Abstract:
  • Author's Affiliation: University of Michigan
  • Conference Info: - , -
  • Year of Publication: 1996.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 00283754