Chaucer & English Language
A study of Chaucer's work, its milieu, and ofypre-modern English. By reading the completeyCanterbury Tales in Middle English and by classystudy of pre-modern English, the student gainsysubstantial familiarity with the history of theylanguage as well as the world-view of an ancestralythough different culture. Special emphasis isygiven to the classical heritage through theyreading of Robert P. Miller's Chaucer: Sources andyBackgrounds and to the history of English throughyW. Nelson Francis' The History of English andyKnapp and Snortum, The Sounds of Chaucer'syEnglish.