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A Student Guide To Chaucer's Middle English

A Student Guide To Chaucer's Middle English

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by Peter G. Beidler
     
 
A Student Guide to Chaucer's Middle English shows where Chaucer's English came from, when it developed, and especially how to pronounce it. The guide contains information on the International Phonetic Alphabet, iambic pentameter, and the Great Vowel Shift. It also has word lists and transcription exercises. Refined during four decades of Beidler's own teaching, this

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A Student Guide to Chaucer's Middle English shows where Chaucer's English came from, when it developed, and especially how to pronounce it. The guide contains information on the International Phonetic Alphabet, iambic pentameter, and the Great Vowel Shift. It also has word lists and transcription exercises. Refined during four decades of Beidler's own teaching, this booklet is now widely available for the first time.

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"I have been using an earlier version of Beidler's booklet for several years in Chaucer courses, medieval survey courses, and pronunciation workshops. It is an indispensable component of my course materials. This guide enables students to read Chaucer aloud with confidence within a few weeks." - Fiona Tolhurst, University of Geneva

"A direct, clear, and user-friendly introduction to the sound of Chaucer's language, as well as to aspects of Chaucer's vocabulary and principal metrical form. Intended for beginners in Chaucer studies, it will serve also as a handy refresher and reference for many medievalists. Pete Beidler's trademark humor, as well as his career-long concern for student learning, is evident on every page." - Susan Yager, Iowa State University

"Beidler's long experience as a teacher shows in the Student Guide to Chaucer's Middle English. Because he takes nothing for granted, in thoroughness, precision, and tone, his explanations are suitable for any beginner, from high school through college. His introductory chapter makes the case beautifully for reading Chaucer in his own language, and the rest of the booklet lays out the essentials clearly, concisely, and entertainingly, so that students can indeed learn to understand and pronounce Chaucer's Middle English." - Alan Baragona, Virginia Military Institute

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603811026
Publisher:
Coffeetown Enterprises, Inc.
Publication date:
05/15/2011
Pages:
68
Sales rank:
827,303
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.14(d)

Meet the Author


PETER G. BEIDLER is the Lucy G. Moses Distinguished Professor of English, emeritus, at Lehigh University. In a his long career, he has published more often in the Chaucer Review than any other scholar. He is the author of Chaucer's Canterbury Comedies: Origins and Originality, The Wife of Bath in the Bedford Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism series, Masculinities in Chaucer, and some twenty other books on various literary and pedagogical subjects. He was a Fulbright professor at Sichuan University in mainland China and as the Robert Foster Cherry Professor at Baylor University in Texas. The winner of several teaching awards, he was named national Professor of the Year in 1983 by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation. He now lives in Seattle, Washington.

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