The topics include a historical study of voice onset time in received pronunciation, the origin and function of the grapheme combination qu in English, words denoting kingdom in Layamon's Brut, female animals in fables by Robert Henryson
and Biernat of Lublin, a synopsis of the main approaches to semantic change in linguistics through the 19th and 20th centuries, and the linguistic situation in Kenya according to Labov's social factors.
Many notable authors of medieval Britain--John Gower, William Langland, Robert Henryson
, Thomas Hoccleve--are mentioned only in passing, if at all.
From Westminster School, he advanced to Brasenose College, Oxford, where he graduated with a first class honours degree in English to which he added a DPhil for his study of Robert Henryson
, the medieval Scottish poet celebrated for his version of Aesop's Fables and The Testament of Cresseid, a sequel to Chaucer's Troilus and Crysede.
Complete and Full with Numbers: The Narrative Poetry of Robert Henryson
For a longer consideration of fables and their role as medieval cultural referents, see Douglas Gray, Robert Henryson
, Medieval and Renaissance Authors (Leiden: Brill, 1979), pp.
8952; the note to Fables, 1033, in The Poems of Robert Henryson
DUNFERMLINE: Cairneyhill, Dalgety Bay, Inzievar, Lynburn, Park Road, St John's, St Leonard's, St Margaret's, Townhill, Blairhall, Crombie, Holy Name, Limekilns, Milesmark, Pittencrieff, Wellwood, Headwell, Robert Henryson
These range from fables in the manner of Aesop to the work of Robert Henryson
in Early Modern England.
At the same time, the exclusive focus on English texts, and the cut-off date of 1400, mean that the fables of Marie de France, Odo of Cheriton and Robert Henryson
are all barred from detailed consideration.