An Introduction to Middle English

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - Foreign Language Study - 182 pages
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This authoritative survey offers a concise description of Middle English, the language of Chaucer, during the period from 1100 to 1500. Middle English is discussed in relation to both earlier and later stages in the history of English and in regard to other languages with which it came into contact. The book covers the principal features of Middle English spelling, pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary and also introduces Middle English textual studies.

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2
What did Middle English look like?
7
Middle English in use
26
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Simon Horobin is Lecturer in English Language at the University of Glasgow.

Jeremy Smith is Lecturer in Russian History at the Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham.

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