- 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.
- Verlag: Macmillan Education
- 2. Aufl.
- Seitenzahl: 236
- Erscheinungstermin: 18. Oktober 2012
- Abmessung: 216mm x 140mm x 12mm
- Gewicht: 302g
- ISBN-13: 9780230293793
- ISBN-10: 0230293794
- Artikelnr.: 36596755
Why Study Chaucer's Language?.
Writing in English.
What was Middle English?.
Spelling and Pronunciation.
Language and Style.
Discourse and Pragmatics.
ConclusionAppendix: Sample Texts.
Glossary of Linguistic Terms.
'The book is accessibly written and presented, but also maintains rigorous standards of scholarship, and is informed by the most recent research...This will be a valuable teaching and reference tool for courses on Chaucer, Middle English language and literature, and history of the English language, but is also of interest to the general reader.' - Medium Ævum