Although the development of Middle English is viewed as falling into two periods, early and late, the main thrust of the following pages is the latter. As with the Old English section, it is not intended to furnish a comprehensive description of the language as it was spoken during this period but simply to provide a general impression of English as it existed over eight centuries ago. With the exception of that devoted to Sounds, each page initially examines the development of standard English before turning to the subject ofdialect.
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This section consists of five pages as follows:
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