An Introduction to Old English / Edition 1

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Overview


This accessible overview covers all the basic linguistic elements of Old English, including nouns, adjectives, verbs, syntax, word order, and vocabulary. Offering a unique study of Old English in context, it combines a wide variety of short texts with an up-to-date assessment of the forms of language that remain as the foundation of English today. Comparisons are drawn between Old and present-day English and also with other related languages such as Dutch, German, and French. Old English poetry and dialect variation are also discussed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195219487
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/20/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,002,221
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 5.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

To readers
1 Origins and source 1
2 The basic elements 13
3 More nouns and adjectives 26
4 Verb forms 39
5 Strong verbs 54
6 Noun phrases and verb phrases 68
7 Clauses 86
8 Vocabulary 102
9 Variety 115
10 The future 128
Old English - present-day English glossary 138
Glossary of linguistic terms 147
Recommended reading 154
References 158
Index 161
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