The chief aim of this website is to provide access to the database that collects all verbs from A Treatise on the Astrolabe (1391-1392) by Geoffrey Chaucer. The verbal forms, in the number of 2033, making together 171 lexemes, have been gathered, described and classified with respect to their grammatical meaning, morphological structure, etymology and modern meaning so as to facilitate the analysis of the treatise's language.Chaucer pointing to the sky :)

Apart from the description of the Middle English verb database given together with a summary on how the verbs have been categorised and the interface that enables to build various queries concerning the database's content, the site contains some general information on the author of the text under analysis, Geoffrey Chaucer, the Treatise on the Astrolabe and its subject, ie. the astrolabe. Also, the historical background for the study of the language of the text, that can be classified as Middle English, has been outlined.

The verb database and the website have been designed and developed by Aleksandra Kos as a part of the BA project under the supervision of Dr Joanna Bugaj at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. All the information contained within this website has been checked and verified by the supervisor.

Any comments, suggestions, critical remarks on the content and working of the site and the database will be really appreciated. Please write to kereish@tlen.pl.

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Last modified: Thu Mar 28 10:55 GMT +02:00 2007
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