Beginning Old English
  • Beginning Old English
  • Beginning Old English

Beginning Old English

by Carole Hough, John Corbett
     
 

This simple introduction to Old English focuses on how the language works, using accessible illustrations from surviving texts and showing how features of present-day English have their roots in this stage of the language. As well as being updated, the new edition has been expanded to include a chapter on Old English prose and two additional texts.See more details below

Overview

This simple introduction to Old English focuses on how the language works, using accessible illustrations from surviving texts and showing how features of present-day English have their roots in this stage of the language. As well as being updated, the new edition has been expanded to include a chapter on Old English prose and two additional texts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403993502
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
02/06/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.47(w) x 9.65(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations     viii
Preface     ix
Acknowledgements     xi
Part I     1
Origins     3
Recognising Old English Words     17
People and Things     34
Place, Time, Manner and Reason     53
Actions and Events     72
Introducing Old English Poetry     96
Translating Old English Poetry: Beowulf     114
Four Old English Texts     137
Introduction     139
Cynewulf and Cyneheard     141
Beowulf, lines 710-836     152
The Battle of Maldon     169
The Dream of the Rood     210
Concluding Remarks     234
Glossary of Technical Terms     235
Old English Paradigms     241
Further Reading     246
Index     249

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