Alma wrote this paper in my final semester of Graduate School for a Linguistics Special Topics course, covering the History of the English Language.
During the mid-fourteenth century there was a shift from the Old English form of adverb creation to a new form that we recognize in the English we use today. This transition was hastened during the fifteenth century by the increase in creation of original English Literature. Further, the change was solidified in the late fifteenth century with the arrival of the printing press in England. This paper examines the shapes of seven adverbs that existed during the five generations that passed between Chaucer and the first published dictionary.