"...a handy tool for all readers of Shakespeare, particularly those who find that a good deal of the editorial commentary generally offered fails to provide the kind of information on language which the reader really needs. One of the assets of this book is that, other than basic notions of traditional grammar, no previous linguistic knowledge is required, since the author provides definitions of linguistic categories and notions whenever possible. A Grammar of Shakespeare's Language doubles as a book to read from cover to cover and as a reference guide to particular language issues in the plays and poems." - Clara Calvo, The European English Messenger
About the Author
N. F. Blake was Chair of English Language at the University of Sheffield until his retirement in 1999. He is currently a Research Professor at De Montfort University, Leicester. He has written on many topics in English Language and his extensive output on Shakespeare includes The Language of Shakespeare.