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a good bridge between old english and modern english,
This review is from: An Introduction to Middle English (Edinburgh Textbooks on the English Language) (Paperback)
It's a bit heavy on technical jargon for a home reader such as myself. But this is no doubt what is needed for its intended student audience. Leaving that aside, towards the end there are 25 pages of middle English texts and notes, enough to get you reading full length works. The preceeding chapters on grammar and vocabulary are short and full of interesting stuff which ties ME into place relative to Old English just as strongly as it links to modern English. Learn the IPA as it relates to modern English to get the best out of the pronunciation chapter.
Very enjoyable and short enough to be read for pleasure by non-specialists as well as serious students.