An Introduction to Middle English by Simon Horobin and Jeremy Smith
This authoritative survey offers a concise
description of Middle English, the language of Chaucer, during the
period from 1100 to 1500. Middle English is discussed in relation to
both earlier and later stages in the history of English and in regard
to other languages with which it came into contact. The book covers the
principal features of Middle English spelling, pronunciation, grammar,
and vocabulary and also introduces Middle English textual studies.