Prof Louise Sylvester


2019

The Bilingual Thesaurus of Everyday Life in Medieval England
Sylvester, L.M. and Ingham, R. 2019. The Bilingual Thesaurus of Everyday Life in Medieval England.

2014

Medieval dress and textiles in Britain: a multilingual sourcebook
Sylvester, L.M., Chambers, M. and Owen-Crocker, G. (ed.) 2014. Medieval dress and textiles in Britain: a multilingual sourcebook. Woodbridge Boydell.

2008

Medieval romance and the construction of heterosexuality
Sylvester, L.M. 2008. Medieval romance and the construction of heterosexuality. Basingstoke, UK Palgrave Macmillan.

2007

Teaching Chaucer
Ashton, G. and Sylvester, L.M. (ed.) 2007. Teaching Chaucer. Basingstoke, UK Palgrave Macmillan.

2012

The lexis of cloth and clothing in Britain c.700-1450: origins. identification, contexts and change
Owen-Crocker, G., Warr, C., Sylvester, L.M., Pritchard, F., Chambers, M., Rutten, S., Zumbuhl, M., Risley, D., Scully, A., Hayes, M., Williams, P., Lorimer, R., Lorimer, P., Walker, P. and Bouhafna, E. 2012. The lexis of cloth and clothing in Britain c.700-1450: origins. identification, contexts and change. Manchester University of Manchester.

2023

Lexical replacement, retention and borrowing in Middle English: A case study
Sylvester, L.M., Tiddeman, M. and Ingham, R. 2023. Lexical replacement, retention and borrowing in Middle English: A case study. in: Language contact and the History of English: Processes and Effects on Specific Text-Types Peter Lang. pp. 165-187

2022

The lexicalization of the idea of fashion in later medieval Britain
Sylvester, L.M. 2022. The lexicalization of the idea of fashion in later medieval Britain. in: Baicchi, A. and Biscetti, S. (ed.) The Language of Fashion: Linguistic, Cognitive and Cultural Insights Peter Lang.

2020

The role of multilingualism in the emergence of a technical register in the Middle English period
Sylvester, L.M. 2020. The role of multilingualism in the emergence of a technical register in the Middle English period. in: Wright, L. (ed.) The Multilingual Origins of Standard English de Gruyter Mouton.

2019

Penetration of French-origin lexis in Middle English occupational domains
Ingham, R., Sylvester, L.M. and Marcus, I. 2019. Penetration of French-origin lexis in Middle English occupational domains. in: Cennamo, M. and Fabrizio, C. (ed.) Historical Linguistics 2015: Selected papers from the 22nd International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Naples, 27-31 July 2015 Amsterdam John Benjamins. pp. 460-478

2018

A Semantic Field and Text-Type Approach to Late-Medieval Multilingualism
Sylvester, L.M. 2018. A Semantic Field and Text-Type Approach to Late-Medieval Multilingualism. in: Pahta, P., Skaffari, J. and Wright, L. (ed.) Multilingual Practices in Language History: English and Beyond Berlin de Gruyter Mouton. pp. 77-96

2017

Studying French-Origin Middle English Lexis Using the Bilingual Thesaurus of Medieval England: A Comparison of the Vocabulary of Two Occupational Domains
Sylvester, L.M. and Marcus, I. 2017. Studying French-Origin Middle English Lexis Using the Bilingual Thesaurus of Medieval England: A Comparison of the Vocabulary of Two Occupational Domains. in: Delesse, C. and Louviot, E. (ed.) Studies in Language Variation and Change 2: Shifting, Switching and Alternating Patterns in the History of English Newcastle upon Tyne Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 217-228

2017

Dress, Fashion and Anti-Fashion in the Medieval Imagination
Sylvester, L.M. 2017. Dress, Fashion and Anti-Fashion in the Medieval Imagination. in: Bintley, M., Locker, M., Symons, V. and Wellesley, M. (ed.) Stasis in the Medieval West? Questioning Change and Continuity Palgrave Macmillan.

2016

The Language of Dress and Textiles in Wills of the Old English Period
Sylvester, L.M. 2016. The Language of Dress and Textiles in Wills of the Old English Period. in: Hyer, M.C. and Frederick, J. (ed.) Textiles, Text, Intertext: Essays in Honour of Gale R. Owen-Crocker Boydell & Brewer. pp. 27-41

2015

Middle English Style
Sylvester, L.M. 2015. Middle English Style. in: Sotirova, V. (ed.) The Bloomsbury Companion to Stylistics London Bloomsbury Academic. pp. 583-606

2012

Multilingualism in the vocabulary of dress and textiles in late medieval Britain: some issues for historical lexicology
Sylvester, L.M. and Chambers, M. 2012. Multilingualism in the vocabulary of dress and textiles in late medieval Britain: some issues for historical lexicology. in: Hegedus, I. and Fodor, A. (ed.) English historical linguistics 2010 John Benjamins. pp. 313-326

2012

Mining for gold: investigating a semantic classification in the lexis of cloth and clothing
Sylvester, L.M. 2012. Mining for gold: investigating a semantic classification in the lexis of cloth and clothing. in: Netherton, R. and Owen-Crocker, G. (ed.) Medieval Clothing and Textiles Boydell.

2012

Middle English: semantics and the lexicon
Sylvester, L.M. 2012. Middle English: semantics and the lexicon. in: Brinton, L. and Bergs, A. (ed.) Historical linguistics of English: an international handbook Berlin De Gruyter. pp. 450-466

2010

The roles of reader construal and lexicographic authority in the interpretation of Middle English texts
Sylvester, L.M. 2010. The roles of reader construal and lexicographic authority in the interpretation of Middle English texts. in: Winters, M., Tissari, H. and Allen, K. (ed.) Historical cognitive linguistics Berlin de Gruyter Mouton. pp. 197-222

2010

Lexicological confusion and medieval clothing culture: redressing medieval dress with the Lexis of Cloth and Clothing in Britain Project
Chambers, M. and Sylvester, L.M. 2010. Lexicological confusion and medieval clothing culture: redressing medieval dress with the Lexis of Cloth and Clothing in Britain Project. in: Hamling, T. and Richardson, C. (ed.) Everyday objects: medieval and early modern material culture and its meanings Aldershot Ashgate. pp. 71-84

2010

From apareil to warderobe: some observations on Anglo-French in the Middle English
Chambers, M. and Sylvester, L.M. 2010. From apareil to warderobe: some observations on Anglo-French in the Middle English. in: Ingham, R. (ed.) The Anglo-Norman language and its contexts York York Medieval Press. pp. 63-73

2008

'Romance', 'Dream Vision', 'Sir Amadace', ,Sir Cleges', 'Sir Degaré', 'Sir Launfal', 'Sir Tristrem'
Sylvester, L.M. 2008. 'Romance', 'Dream Vision', 'Sir Amadace', ,Sir Cleges', 'Sir Degaré', 'Sir Launfal', 'Sir Tristrem'. in: Sauer, M. (ed.) The Facts on File companion to British poetry before 1600 New York Facts on File.

2007

Teaching the language of Chaucer
Sylvester, L.M. 2007. Teaching the language of Chaucer. in: Ashton, G. and Sylvester, L.M. (ed.) Teaching Chaucer Basingstoke ; New York Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 81-95

2006

Forces of change: are social and moral attitudes legible in this historical thesaurus classification
Sylvester, L.M. 2006. Forces of change: are social and moral attitudes legible in this historical thesaurus classification. in: Caie, G.D., Hough, C. and Wotherspoon, I. (ed.) The power of words: essays in lexicography, lexicology and semantics: in honour of Christian J. Kay Amsterdam Rodopi.

2004

Categories and taxonomies: a cognitive approach to lexicographical resources
Sylvester, L.M. 2004. Categories and taxonomies: a cognitive approach to lexicographical resources. in: Kay, C.J. and Smith, J.J. (ed.) Categorization in the history of English Amsterdam, Netherlands John Benjamins.

2004

Evidence for diachronic semantic change in the historical thesaurus of English: a cognitive linguistic approach
Sylvester, L.M. 2004. Evidence for diachronic semantic change in the historical thesaurus of English: a cognitive linguistic approach. in: Moskowich-Spiegel Fandiño, I. and Crespo García, B. (ed.) New trends in English historical linguistics: an Atlantic view Coruna, Spain Universidade de Coruña. pp. 189-221

2022

Semantic shift in Middle English: FARMING and TRADE as test cases
Sylvester, L.M., Tiddeman, M. and Ingham, R. 2022. Semantic shift in Middle English: FARMING and TRADE as test cases. Transactions of the Philological Society. 120 (3), pp. 427-446. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-968X.12249

2022

Lexical Borrowing in the Middle English period: A multi-domain analysis of semantic outcomes
Sylvester, L.M., Tiddeman, M. and Ingham, R. 2022. Lexical Borrowing in the Middle English period: A multi-domain analysis of semantic outcomes. English Language and Linguistics. 26 (2), pp. 237-261. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1360674321000113

2021

Lone other-language items in later medieval texts
Ingham, R., Sylvester, L.M. and Marcus, I. 2021. Lone other-language items in later medieval texts. Journal of Historical Sociolinguistics. 7 (2), pp. 179-205. https://doi.org/10.1515/jhsl-2019-0030

2020

An analysis of French borrowings at the hypernymic and hyponymic levels of Middle English
Sylvester, L.M., Tiddeman, M. and Ingham, R. 2020. An analysis of French borrowings at the hypernymic and hyponymic levels of Middle English. Lexis: Journal of English Lexicology. 16. https://doi.org/10.4000/lexis.3576

2019

The Role of Technical Vocabulary in the Construction of the Medieval Romance Text Type
Sylvester, L.M. 2019. The Role of Technical Vocabulary in the Construction of the Medieval Romance Text Type. Journal of English and Germanic Philology. 118 (1), pp. 73-99. https://doi.org/10.5406/jenglgermphil.118.1.0073

2019

Narrative in Keywords for Today
Sylvester, L.M. 2019. Narrative in Keywords for Today. Critical Quarterly. 61 (3), pp. 39-41. https://doi.org/10.1111/criq.12486

2018

Contact effects on the technical lexis of Middle English: A semantic hierarchic approach
Sylvester, L.M. 2018. Contact effects on the technical lexis of Middle English: A semantic hierarchic approach. English Language and Linguistics. 22 (Special Issue 2), pp. 249-264. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1360674318000126

2017

A Bilingual Thesaurus of Everyday Life in Medieval England: Some Issues at the Interface of Semantics and Lexicography
Sylvester, L.M., Marcus, I. and Ingham, R. 2017. A Bilingual Thesaurus of Everyday Life in Medieval England: Some Issues at the Interface of Semantics and Lexicography. International Journal of Lexicography. 30 (3), pp. 309-321. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijl/ecw018

2016

Technical Vocabulary and Medieval Text Types: A Semantic Field Approach
Sylvester, L.M. 2016. Technical Vocabulary and Medieval Text Types: A Semantic Field Approach. Neuphilologische Mitteilungen. 117 (1), pp. 155-176. https://doi.org/10.5406/jenglgermphil.118.1.0073

2017

Blunder, Error, Mistake, Pitfall: Trawling the OED with the Help of the Historical Thesaurus
Roberts, J. and Sylvester, L.M. 2017. Blunder, Error, Mistake, Pitfall: Trawling the OED with the Help of the Historical Thesaurus. Altre Modernità. 04/2017, pp. 18-35. https://doi.org/10.13130/2035-7680/8299


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