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Middle English

the English language from about 1100 to about 1450: main dialects are Kentish, Southwestern (West Saxon), East Midland (which replaced West Saxon as the chief literary form and developed into Modern English), West Midland, and Northern (from which the Scots of Lowland Scotland and other modern dialects developed)
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Mr Conduit added: "Verbs also seem to show persistent features from early Middle English.
The archives project will bring to light works overlooked by the Western literary canon, which leaps right over the Early Middle English period (circa 1100-1350 CE).
Wilson, Early Middle English Texts (Cambridge: Bowes & Bowes, 1951), 156.
By listening hard and putting difficult questions to these scattered witnesses of Early Middle English literary endeavour, this exciting and important book reveals that they have much more interesting things to say.
These late Old English and early Middle English examples follow the general trend that was represented by AElfric.
Karl Reichl addresses the problems of reading the sparsely attested early Middle English love-lyric tradition by seeking analogues in other languages, offering a nineteenth-century Portuguese ballad in the folk tradition of the enchanted princess as an analogue for that locus classicus of the close-read medieval lyric, 'Maiden in the mor lay'.
These stories, like so many others of the tradition, in their poetic form, are the stuff of Old English and early Middle English literature, stories that will be retold by Chaucer and other writers right down to the present.
An Edition of the Early Middle English Copy of AElfric's |Grammar' and |Glossary' in Worcester Cathedral F.
Mannyng 's works popularize religious and historical material in an early Middle English dialect of great importance in linguistic history.
Amongst all surviving Old and Middle English MSS, there is one Early Middle English MS that has turned out to be extremely helpful in the research on historical phonology of English.
See, too, the discussion in John Scahill, "Trilingualism in Early Middle English Miscellanies: Languages and Literature," Yearbook of English Studies 33 (2003): 18-32.
The sample so selected for the study consists of 518 examples, taken from nineteen texts, of which twelve correspond to Late Old English and the remaining seven texts pertain to Early Middle English.

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