An Introduction to Middle English / Edition 1

An Introduction to Middle English / Edition 1

by Simon Horobin, Jeremy Smith
     
 


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… See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195219500
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/20/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
936,924
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
To readers
1Introduction1
2What did Middle English look like?7
3Middle English in use26
4Spellings and sounds40
5The lexicon69
6Grammar89
7Looking forward126
AppMiddle English texts142
Discussion of the exercises170
References173
Index178

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