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Making of Chaucer's English: A Study of Words (Christopher Cannon) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1999) 9780521022675
Making of Chaucer's English: A Study of Words (Christopher Cannon) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1999) 9780521022675
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Title: The Making of Chaucer's English: A Study of Words

Author: Cannon, Christopher

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1999

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521022675

Volumes: 1; Pages: 451

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This book is a study of Chaucer's words. It describes how these words became evidence for calling Chaucer the "father of English poetry" but, also, why that label is wrong. It shows that Chaucer's language is, in fact, traditional and argues that his linguistic innovation was as much performance as fact. It provides a thorough history of every one of Chaucer's words and maps the origins and patterns of use that have made these words so compelling for six hundred years.ContentsIntroductionPart I. A Study of Words1. The making of English and the English of Chaucer2. Traditional English3. The development of Chaucer's English4. Invented English5. The myth of origin and the making of Chaucer's EnglishPart II. Words Studied: Chaucer's Writings; Chaucer's words
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