Chaucer's Language

ISBN-10: 0230293794
ISBN-13: 9780230293793
Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)
Authors: Simon Horobin
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Limited
Publication date: 10/18/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

List of Tables
Abbreviations
Preface
Why study Chaucer's language?
Writing in English
Further reading
What was Middle English?
Middle English dialects
Standardization
Characteristics of Middle English
Chaucer's dialect
Evidence
Further reading
Spelling and pronunciation
Spelling evidence
Rhyming evidence
Comparative evidence
Chaucer's sound system
Variation
Further reading
Vocabulary
Chaucer's lexicon
Further reading
Grammar
Determiners
Nouns
Pronouns
Adjectives
Verbs
Negation
Adverbs
Relative pronouns
Sentence structure
Further reading
Language and style
Chaucer's prose style
Further reading
Discourse and pragmatics
Forms of address
Politeness
Swearing
Discourse markers
Styles of speech
Further reading
Using the Middle English Dictionary
Conclusion
Appendix: sample texts
From the Miller's Tale
From the Wife of Bath's Prologue
From the Second Nun's Tale
From Troilus and Criseyde Book 5
From the Prologue of the Monk's Tale
From the Squire's Tale
Glossaries
Glossary of linguistic terms
Glossary of common words
Glossary of 'false friends'
Bibliography
Index

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