Professor Simon Horobin: List of publications

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Osbern Bokenham’s Lives of the Saints

John But and the ending of the A Version of Piers Plowman

Middle English Scribes and Guildhall Clerks: A Reassessment

Bagels, Bumf, and Buses A Day in the Life of the English Language

The English Language

Langland’s Dialect Reconsidered

Pursuing Middle English Manuscripts and their Texts: Essays in Honour of Ralph Hanna

Chaucer’s Middle English

Osbern Bokenham's Book of 'Legenda Aurea and of oþer famous legendes'

Pursuing Middle English Manuscripts and their Texts

The Etymological Inputs into English spelling

Manuscripts and Printed Books

How English Became English: A Short History of a Global Language

The Future of English

The nature of material evidence

Stephan Batman and the Making of the Parker Library

Thomas Hoccleve: Chaucer's First Editior?

The scribe of Corpus College Oxford MS 201 of Piers Plowman

Manuscripts and Readers of Piers Plowman

Beaupré Bell and the Editing of Chaucer in the Eighteenth Century

Middle English Texts in Transition A Festschrift Dedicated to Toshiyuki Takamiya on His 70th Birthday

Does Spelling Matter?

Compiling the Canterbury Tales in Fifteenth-Century Manuscripts

Forms of Circulation

John Cok and his Copy of Piers Plowman

What's wrong with English Spelling?

Chaucer's Language


The Scribes of the Vernon Manuscript

Stephan Batman and his Manuscripts of Piers Plowman

Chaucer and Late Medieval Language

Chaucer Manuscripts and the Middle English Dictionary

Mapping Text and Word

Guest lecturer

Adam Pinkhurst, Geoffrey Chaucer and the Hengwrt manuscript of the Canterbury Tales

Further Books annotated by Stephan Batman (with A.S.G. Edwards)

Manuscripts and Scribes

Middle English Language and Poetry

Richard James and the seventeenth-century provenance of British Library MS Cotton Caligula A.XI

The Professionalisation of Writing

The Scribe of Bodleian Library MS Digby 102 and the Circulation of the C Text of Piers Plowman

Adam Pinkhurst and the copying of British Library MS Additional 35287 of the B Version of Piers Plowman

The Chaucerian Word Formation

The Criteria for Scribal Attribution: Dublin, Trinity College MS 244 Reconsidered

The Edmund-Fremund Scribe Copying Chaucer

The Scribe of the Bodleian Library MS Bodley 619 and the circulation of Chaucer’s Treatise on Astrolabe

What C.S. Lewis readlly did to Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde

’Speaking and Writing in Suffolk Speech’: the language and dialect of Oxbern Bokenham

Harley 3954 and the Audience of Piers Plowman

Politics, Patronage, and Piety in the Work of Osbern Bokenham

Teaching the language of Chaucer Manuscripts

Chaucer as a Philologist: The Reeve’s Tale

A New Fragment of the Romaunt of the Rose

Scribe D’s SW Midlands Roots: A Reconsideration

Southern copies of the Prick of Conscience and the study of Middle English Word Geography

The angle of oblivioun: A lost medieval manuscript discovered in Walter Scott’s collection

The Scribe of Rawlinson Poetry 137 and the Copying and Circulation of Piers Plowman

"In London and opelond": The Dialect and Circulation of the C Version of Piers Plowman

A Piers Plowman Manuscript by the Hengwrt/Ellesmere Scribe and Its Implications for London Standard English

New Perspectives on English Historical Linguistics: Lexis and transmission

New Perspectives on English Historical Linguistics: Syntax and morphology

The Dialect and Authorship of Richard the Redeless and Mum and the Sothsegger

Pennies, Pence and Pans: Some Chaucerian Misreadings

The English Ordinance and Custom in the Cartulary of the Hospital of St. Laurence, Canterbury

The Language of the Chaucer Tradition

An Introduction to Middle English

Chaucer’s Norfolk Reeve

Towards a new history of Middle English Spelling

J.R.R. Tolkien as a Philologist: A Reconsideration of the Northernisms in Chaucer?s Reeve?s Tale

Chaucer’s Spelling and the Manuscripts of the Canterbury Tales


The Language of the Fifteenth-Century Printed editions of the Canterbury Tales

Some Spellings in Chaucer’s Reeve's Tale

The Language of the Hengwrt Chaucer

The Middle English Grammar Project

The Scribe of the Helmingham and Northumberland manuscripts of the Canterbury Tales

A database of Middle English spelling

Linguistic Features of the Hammond Scribe

The Hooked g Scribe and his Work on Three Manuscripts of the Canterbury Tales

Additional 35286 and the Order of the Canterbury Tales

Editorial Assumptions and the Manuscripts of the Canterbury Tales

A Manuscript Found in the Library of Abbotsford House and the Lost Legendary of Osbern Bokenham

A New Approach to Chaucer’s Spelling

Invited Speaker

John But and the ending of the A Version of Piers Plowman

Plenary Speaker

Plenary Speaker

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Research questions and opportunity costs: the Digitisation of Middle English manuscripts and the Middle English Grammar Project

Scribes and Scripts

Studying the History of Early English

The Language of Chaucer