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By Jeremy Smith, Simon Horobin

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ISBN-13: 9780748614806

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In case you simply wish a few counsel on studying Chaucer and different ME authors, this publication may not be where to begin. but when you will have extra uncomplicated details at the improvement of the language, considering ME, from a linguistics process, this can be a excellent source. I had no formal education in linguistics, yet loved buying a number of the simple innovations via this e-book. even though its remedy of ME could be particularly "formal," i discovered it available and acceptable for my point and pursuits, which admittedly should be extra "academic" than the common reader. it is a booklet I retain coming again to.
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Mak. What! ich be a yoman, I tell you, of the kyng, The self and the some, sond from a greatt lordyng, And sich. Fy on you! Goyth hence Out of my presence! I must haue reuerence. Why, who be ich? Why make ye it so qwaynt ? Mak, ye do wrang. Bot, Mak, lyst ye saynt? I trow that ye lang. I trow the schrew can paynt, the dewyll myght hym hang! Ich shall make complaynt, and make you all to thwang At a worde, And tell euyn how ye doth. 1 Pastor. Bot, Mak, is that sothe? Now take outt that Sothren tothe, And sett in a torde !

Exercises Questions for review The following questions are designed to help you review issues raised in this chapter. They can also be used to help focus discussion in seminars. 1. Give an account of the changing relationships between Latin, French and English during the ME period. 2. ’ Discuss. 3. Give an account of Samuels’s four ‘Types’ of incipient standard varieties of English (see Samuels 1963). 4. In the Wakefield Second Shepherds’ Play, the character Mak is described as having a southren tothe.

Burnley (1992) is one of the best resources available for the historical study of English, being a collection of well-chosen and carefully annotated texts designed to illustrate various stages in the language’s evol- 02 pages 001-184 29/1/03 16:27 Page 23 WHAT DID MIDDLE ENGLISH LOOK LIKE ? 23 ution; it should be used alongside a good narrative history. There are some excellent selections from ME. Burrow and Turville-Petre (1997) is skewed towards literary interests, but the linguistic apparatus is admirably clear and well presented, albeit in terms of traditional grammar; our book may be seen as complementary and supplementary to their work rather than as a replacement.

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