Chaucer as a Philologist: The Reeve's Tale
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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.
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- "Chaucer as a Philologist: The Reeve's Tale" on Project Muse