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Chaucer's Language: leads the reader gently through basic linguistic concepts with appropriate explanation, highlights how Chaucer's English differs from present-day English, and the significance of this for interpreting and understanding his work, provides close analysis and comparison with the writings of Chaucer's contemporaries to show how Chaucer drew on the variety of Middle English to achieve particular poetic effects, includes sample texts, a glossary of linguistic terminology, a bibliography and suggestions for further reading to aid study. Authoritative and easy to follow, this is an indispensable guide to understanding, appreciating and enjoying the language of Chaucer.
About the Author:
Simon Horobin is Reader in English Language at the University of Glasgow