Chaucer as a Philologist: The Reeve's Tale

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Chaucer as a Philologist: The Reeve's Tale is an essay by J.R.R. Tolkien, published in Transactions of the Philological Society for 1934.

The essay was delivered at a meeting of the Philological Society in Oxford on 16 May 1931. Tolkien discusses Chaucer's use of the Northern Middle English dialect as a linguistic joke in "The Reeve's Tale", part of the Canterbury Tales.

It was reprinted in 2008 in Tolkien Studies: Volume 5, and was quoted from in the 2019 book Tolkien's Lost Chaucer.

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