Introduction: Sincerity, Language Change and Medieval Literature

  • Graham Williams
Part of the New Approaches to English Historical Linguistics book series (NAEHL)


This chapter introduces sincerity at a conjunction of language history and the history of emotions. Sincerity is defined as an ideal that morally links inward affectivity with outward expression in a way that bears profoundly on English pragmatic and literary-stylistic history.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of EnglishUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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