About this book
In this book David Burnley demonstrates that an understanding of Chaucer's social, cultural, and literary world is vital to our understanding of his language and meaning. The first part of the book, drawing on modern linguistics, concentrates on the text and on approaches to interpreting the poet's grammar and syntax. The second part treats Chaucer's language and vocabulary in its broader contemporary context, dealing with language use, style and variety.
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