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Middle English


Readings in Old and Middle English


Middle English: Languages of the World: Introductory Overviews


Middle English. The English language 1066 - c.1450. A short introduction


How Far Back in Time Could an English Speaker Go and Still Communicate Effectively?


Old English and Middle English

Middle English (ME) is collectively the varieties of the English language spoken after the Norman Conquest (1066) until the late 15th century; scholarly opinion varies but the Oxford English Dictionary specifies the period of 1150 to 1500. This stage of the development of the English language roughly followed the High to the Late Middle Ages.
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