Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
College of Arts and Sciences
Chaucer, Geoffrey, d. 1400. Knight's tale
The effect of the Norman-French Conquest on the vocabulary of the English language was profound. Prior to the Twelfth Century the language contained but few word forms foreign to the Old English. The vocabulary of the Eleventh Century contained about thirty words of French origin and these must have come into the language previous to the conquest.
Ward, Helen S., "Stress of romance words in Chaucer's prologue to The Knight's Tale." (1909). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 1529.