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L'orthographe : du manuscrit médiéval à la linguistique moderne

Abstract : A direct examination of Fifteenth Century manuscripts can help us understand the conception that the copyists involved had of their language. One must, however, turn to data that editors and historians of language do not usually deal with, data concerning more « orthographical » than « grammatical » features. That is what is attempted to be shown here with two examples examined in a big corpus of texts : « etymological » letters and some aspects of the morphological verb-system. The first example shows, for instance, in what manner a scribe will mark words belonging, according to him, to the same « family », the second example makes clear the hesitations, but also the choices, of a scribe writing in a period of transition between a « medieval » system and a more « modern » paradigm.
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yvonne Cazal, Gabriella Parussa, Cinzia Pignatelli, Richard Trachsler. L'orthographe : du manuscrit médiéval à la linguistique moderne . Médiévales, Presses universitaires de Vincennes, 2003, Grammaires du vulgaire, pp.99-118. ⟨10.4000/medievales.969⟩. ⟨halshs-01437856⟩



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