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Description et objectifs

Middle English (1066-1500)

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to language change and the history of the English language—a chance to get acquainted with the languages Tolkien used to study. No prior knowledge of medieval English is required. In the second semester, we focus on the basics of dialectology and Early and Late Middle English (c. 1100-c. 1500).

This semester can be taken independently from the first semester on Old English.
The course consists of a lecture for basic facts and theory, and a class for practical exercises (lecture and class brochures will be handed out during the lecture and in class early in the semester).

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Pré-requis nécessaires

Les étudiants non-anglicistes (venant d’autres UFR) doivent être en mesure de suivre les cours en anglais.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY (recommended reading – a selection)

Studying the History of English, website by Raymond HICKEY. https://www.uni-due.de/SHE/ (Select ‘Middle English’ in the ‘Periods’ folder.)
BAUGH, Albert C., and Thomas CABLE. A History of the English Language. London: Routledge, 1951, 5th ed. 2002. [BU Clignancourt, BUFR] There is also a separate Companion (work-book with exercises) available, by Thomas CABLE, London: Routledge, 3rd ed. 2002. [BU Clignancourt]
CRÉPIN, André. Deux mille ans de langue anglaise. Paris: Nathan, 1994. [BU Clignancourt, BUFR]
FREEBORN, Dennis. From Old English to Standard English. London: Macmillan, 1992, 3rd ed. 2006. [BU Clignancourt, BUFR]
FULK, R. D. An Introduction to Middle English: Grammar and Texts. Broadview Press, 2012.


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