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A Book of Middle English [Hardcover]

J. A. Burrow , Thorlac Turville-Petre
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Table of Contents

List of illustrations. Preface to the Third Edition. Abbreviations. Part One: . 1 Introducing Middle English. 1.1 The Period. 1.1.1 From Old to Middle English. 1.1.2 From Middle to Modern English. 1.2 Varieties of Middle English. 1.2.1 Regional Dialects. 1.2.2 Early and Late Middle English. 1.2.3 Spelling. 2 Pronouncing Middle English. 2.1 Introduction. 2.2 Vowels. 2.2.1 The Long Vowels. 2.2.2 The Short Vowels. 2.2.3 Unstressed Final –e. 2.2.4 The Diphthongs. 2.3 Consonants. 2.4 Stress. 3 Vocabulary. 3.1 Introduction. 3.2 Scandinavian. 3.3 English, French and Latin. 3.4 Latin Loan–Words. 3.5 French Loan–Words. 4 Inflexions. 4.1 Introduction. 4.1.1 The Inflexional System. 4.1.2 Loss of Inflexional Endings. 4.2 Nouns. 4.2.1 Introduction. 4.2.2 Noun Inflexions: Early Southern Texts. 4.2.3 Developments in Noun Inflexions. 4.2.4 Genitive Singular Without Ending. 4.2.5 Unchanged Plurals. 4.2.6 Mutated Plurals. 4.3 Pronouns and Articles. 4.3.1 Forms of the Personal Pronouns. 4.3.2 First and Second Person Pronouns. 4.3.3 Third Person Pronouns: Masculine and Neuter Singular. 4.3.4 Third Person Pronouns: Feminine Singular. 4.3.5 Third Person Pronouns: Plural. 4.3.6 The Definite Article. 4.3.7 Demonstratives. 4.3.8 The Indefinite Article. 4.4. Adjectives and Adverbs. 4.4.1 Definite and Indefinite Inflexions. 4.4.2 Inflexions for Case. 4.4.3 Comparison of Adjectives. 4.4.4 Comparison of Adverbs. 4.5 Verbs. 4.5.1 Introduction. 4.5.2 Present Tense. 4.5.3 Past Tense and Past Participle. 4.5.4 Past of Weak Verbs. 4.5.5 The Verbs ‘Have’ and ‘Say’. 4.5.6 Past of Strong Verbs. 4.5.7 Irregular Verbs. 4.5.8 The Verb ‘To Be’. 5 Syntax. 5.1 Gender. 5.2 Number. 5.3 Use of Cases. 5.3.1 Nominative and Accusative. 5.3.2 Genitive. 5.3.3 Dative. 5.4 Pronouns and Articles. 5.4.1 Þou and Зe. 5.4.2 Non–expression of Personal Pronouns. 5.4.3 Man. 5.4.4 Self. 5.4.5 Reflexive Pronouns. 5.4.6 Relative Pronouns. 5.4.7 The Articles. 5.5. Adjectives and Adverbs. 5.5.1 Position. 5.5.2 Comparatives and Superlatives. 5.5.3 Adjectives as Nouns. 5.6 Verbs. 5.6.1 Use of Present Tense. 5.6.2 Use of Past Tense. 5.6.3 Auxiliaries of the Past. 5.6.4 Auxiliaries of the Future: shall and will. 5.6.5 The Infinitive. 5.6.6 The Subjunctive. 5.6.7 The Imperative. 5.6.8 Impersonal Verbs. 5.6.9 Verbs of Motion. 5.6.10 The Passive. 5.7 Negation. 5.8 Questions. 5.9 Word–Order. 5.9.1 Inversion. 5.9.2 The Object. 5.9.3 Prepositions. 5.9.4 Relative Clauses. 5.9.5 Adverbial Phrases. 5.9.6 Verb in Final Position. 5.10 Recapitulation and Anticipation. 6 Metre. 6.1 Introduction. 6.2 Rhymed Verse. 6.3 Alliterative Verse. 6.4 LaЗamon’s Brut. 7 From Manuscript to Printed Text. 8 Select Bibliography. 8.1 Bibliographies and Indexes. 8.2 Language Studies. 8.3 General Studies of the Literature. 8.4 Studies of Particular Genres. 8.5 Historical and Social Studies . Part Two: Prose and Verse Texts: . Note on Treatment of Texts. 1 The Peterborough Chronicle 1137. 2 The Owl and the Nightingale. 3 LaЗamon: Brut. 4 Ancrene Wisse. 5 Sir Orfeo. 6 The Cloud of Unknowing. 7 William Langland: Piers Plowman. 8 Patience. 9 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. 10 Pearl. 11 St Erkenwald. 12 John Trevisa: Dialogue between a Lord and a Clerk. 13 John Gower: Confessio Amantis. 14 Lyrics. 15 The York Play of the Crucifixion. 16 Geoffrey Chaucer: The Parliament of Fowls. 17 Geoffrey Chaucer: Troilus and Criseyde. 18 Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales. Textual Notes. Glossary

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