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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.

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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

'Practical, engaging and full of fresh and exciting strategies for getting students started with reading Old English.' - Chris Jones, University of St Andrews, UK

'Ideal both for undergraduates with minimal linguistic training, and for general readers interested in historical aspects of English. The gentle narrative walks the reader through the forest of grammar and unknots difficult phrasing.' - Haruko Momma, New York University, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230301405
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
06/10/2013
Edition description:
Second Edition, Revised
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

CAROLE HOUGH is Reader in English Language at the University of Glasgow, UK. She is the author of many articles on Old English and related subjects, and has co-edited New Perspectives on English Historical Linguistics: Vol 2: Lexis and Transmission. She is also editor of the journal Nomina.

JOHN CORBETT is Full Professor of English Studies at the University of Macau. He is the author of Language and Scottish Literature and An Intercultural Approach to English Language Teaching. He has co-edited The Edinburgh Companion to Scots and Serving Twa Maisters: Five Classic Plays in Scots Translation.

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