An Introduction to Old English

An Introduction to Old English

eBook - 2012
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"An accessible overview of the first centuries in the history of the English languageCombining a wide variety of short texts with a coherent and up-to-date assessment of the forms of language which remain as the foundation of English today, this introduction offers a unique study of Old English in context. It is designed for students unfamiliar with the earliest stages of the English language and provides a basis for further study of the history of the language to the present day. All the basic elements of Old English are covered, including nouns, adjectives, verbs, syntax, word order, vocabulary and sound values. Wherever possible comparisons are drawn between Old English and the present-day language, but also with other related languages such as Dutch, German and French. There are also chapters introducing Old English poetry and dialect variation, as well as a chapter looking at what happened to the language after the Norman Conquest"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, Ă2012
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780748654314
0748654313
9780748642397
0748642390
9780748642380
0748642382
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 163 pages)
Additional Contributors: Alcorn, Rhona

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