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A book of Middle English

by J. A. Burrow, Thorlac Turville-Petre

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This essential Middle English textbook, now in its third edition, introduces students to the wide range of literature written in England between 1150 and 1400. New, thoroughly revised edition of this essential Middle English textbook. Introduces the language of the time, giving guidance on pronunciation, spelling, grammar, metre, vocabulary and regional dialects. Now includes extracts from 'Pearl' and Chaucer's 'Troilus and Criseyde'. Bibliographic references have been updated throughout. Each text is accompanied by detailed notes.… (more)
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An accessible reader of Middle English. Each selection is prefaced by an explanation of grammatical features that will be encountered. The glossary is very usable.

The explanations themselves are a bit too terse, and the chronological organization of the selections seems to presuppose a knowledge of Old English. I recommend reading all the prefaces in sequence, then working through the texts in reverse order. ( )
1 vote benwbrum | Jan 3, 2007 |
English language > Middle English, 1100-1500 >/Grammar/Readers
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Clerkes knoweþ wel ynow þat no synfol an doþ so wel þat he ne myȝte do betre, noþer makeþ so good a translacyon þat he ne myȝte make a betre.

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I. Introducing Middle English
1.1 The Period
The term 'Middle English' has its origins in nineteenth-century studies of the history of the English language.
Preface to the Second (and third) Edition -- This book is a companion to Mitchell and Robinson's Guide to Old English.
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This essential Middle English textbook, now in its third edition, introduces students to the wide range of literature written in England between 1150 and 1400. New, thoroughly revised edition of this essential Middle English textbook. Introduces the language of the time, giving guidance on pronunciation, spelling, grammar, metre, vocabulary and regional dialects. Now includes extracts from 'Pearl' and Chaucer's 'Troilus and Criseyde'. Bibliographic references have been updated throughout. Each text is accompanied by detailed notes.

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