This volume is a selection of papers presented at the 9th International Conference on Middle English held at Wyzsza Szkola Filologiczna (Philological School of Higher Education) in Wroclaw, Poland, from April 30 to May 3, 2015. The contributors cover a wide range of topics in the area of language and literature. The linguistic papers constitute the majority of contributions and focus on problems from phonology to grammar, semantics and pragmatics. The literary contributions discuss various aspects of Middle English texts.
Jacek Fisiak is a retired professor of linguistics. He has published widely in the area of English linguistics including the history of English, Old and Middle English and historical dialectology on both sides of the Atlantic. Magdalena Bator studied at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Poland). Currently she works as a professor of linguistics at the School of English at the University of Social Sciences in Warsaw (Poland). Her research interests focus on various aspects of historical linguistics. Marta Sylwanowicz received her Ph.D. from the University of Warsaw, Poland in 2004. Her research interests include historical linguistics, language contact and the evolution of scientific writing. In her studies, she focuses on English medical terminology of the medieval and early modern period.