Who the Devil Taught Thee So Much Italian?': Italian Language Learning and Literary Imitation in Early Modern England

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This book offers a comprehensive account of the methods and practice of learning modern languages, particularly Italian, in late sixteenth and early seventeenth century England. It is the first study to suggest a fundamental connection between language-learning habits and the techniques for both reading and imitating Italian materials employed by a range of poets and dramatists, such as Daniel, Drummond, Marston and Shakespeare, in the period. The widespread use of bilingual parallel-text instruction manuals from the 1570s ...

`Who the Devil Taught Thee So Much Italian?': Italian Language Learning and Literary Imitation in Early Modern England 2011, Manchester University Press, Manchester

ISBN-13: 9780719069154

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Who the Devil Taught Thee So Much Italian?': Italian Language Learning and Literary Imitation in Early Modern England 2006, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719069147

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