An Introduction to Old English

An Introduction to Old English

by Richard Hogg
     
 

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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195219470
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/20/2003
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.60(d)

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