On the Middle English Language

    Good introductions to Middle English intended for students:
  • Mossé, Fernand. A Handbook of Middle English. Trans. James A. Walker. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1952. (A systematic introduction to Middle English language and ME readings.)
  • Burrow, J.A. and Thorlac Turville-Petre. A Boook of Middle English. Oxford: Blackwell, 1992.
    A recent collection of useful introductory essays:
  • Blake, Norman, ed. The Cambridge History of the English Language. Vol. II: 1066-1476. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1992.
    The standard dictionary for Middle English (still in probress, but nearly finished):
  • The Middle English Dictionary. Ed. Hans Kurath, Sherman M. Kuhn, et al. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1954 ff.

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