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By Simon Horobin

The English language has replaced dramatically during the last 500 years, making it more and more tricky for college kids to learn Chaucer's works. Assuming no earlier linguistic wisdom or familiarity with center English, Simon Horobin introduces scholars to Chaucer's language and the significance of analyzing Chaucer within the unique, instead of sleek translation.

Chaucer's Language
- leads the reader lightly via simple linguistic recommendations with applicable explanation
- highlights how Chaucer's English differs from present-day English, and the importance of this for analyzing and figuring out his work
- offers shut research and comparability with the writings of Chaucer's contemporaries to teach how Chaucer drew at the number of heart English to accomplish specific poetic effects
- contains pattern texts, a thesaurus of linguistic terminology, a bibliography and proposals for additional analyzing to help study.

Authoritative and easy-to-follow, this is often an essential advisor to realizing, appreciating and having fun with the language of Chaucer.

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