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Title: A critical edition of Magnus quae uox? : with introduction, commentary and translation
Author: Jang, Jee Yeon
Awarding Body: University of Cambridge
Current Institution: University of Cambridge
Date of Award: 2003
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Magnus quae uox? is an anonymous Latin parsing grammar of the tenth or the early eleventh century. The text is preserved in one manuscript, Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 14737, fols 157v-183v, and was copied in the region of southwestern Swabia-Alemannia. The headwords used for the parsing analysis in Magnus quae uox? are ‘magnus’, ‘ego’, ‘lego’, ‘semel’, ‘legens’, ‘atque’, ‘apud’ and ‘heu’, and Magnus quae uox? presents a commentary on Donatus’s Ars Maior (on topics from Book I) and Ars Minor within a framework of parsing. The sources consist of Priscian’s Institutiones Grammaticae, the commentaries on Donatus’s Ars Maior of the scotti peregrini, the Remigius of Auxerre’s commentaries on Donatus’s two Artes. Magnus quae uox? is unique and distinctive among medieval parsing grammars in terms of the combination of the parsing method and commentary, the detailed treatment of topics from Donatus’s Ars Maior, the extensive use of Priscian’s Institutiones Grammaticae, and the keen interest in the etymology of grammatical terms and examples. The main body of my dissertation is comprised of a critical edition of Magnus quae uox?, a commentary on it and a translation of the text. The introduction includes a survey of Latin parsing grammars of the ninth to the eleventh centuries as well as introductory chapters on Magnus quae uox?
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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