Inside Old English: Essays in Honour of Bruce Mitchell / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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Inside Old English: Essays in Honour of Bruce Mitchell offers readers a comprehensive insight into the world of Old English.
- Brings together original essays written by prominent specialists in the field in honour of Bruce Mitchell, the eminent Oxford scholar and co-author of the bestselling A Guide to Old English, 6th edition
- Encourages readers to engage with the literary, cultural, intellectual, religious and historical contexts of Old English texts
- Explores the problems scholars face in interpreting and editing Old English texts
- Contributors provide authoritative and informative perspectives, drawing out connections between different contexts and pointing readers towards the essential secondary literature for each topic
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About the Author
John Walmsley studied English Language and Literature at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and General Linguistics, and History of Education, at Edinburgh and Durham respectively. He held teaching posts at Hamburg University and St Mary’s College, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, before being appointed Professor of English at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. His publications cover topics in linguistics, applied linguistics and foreign language teaching, and the history of linguistics. Current interests include the role of linguistics in education. From 1993 to 1994 he was Visiting Fellow at the Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics (RCEAL), Cambridge, UK.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors.
Bruce Mitchell. (Fred C. Robinson).
Introduction. (John Walmsley).
1 Eight Notes on the Beowulf Text. (Alfred Bammesberger).
2 A Point Well-Taken: Manuscript Punctuation and Old EnglishPoems. (Daniel Donoghue).
3 The Incomparable Wryness of Old English Poetry. (RobertaFrank).
4 Straining Words and Striving Voices: Polysemy and Ambiguityand the Importance of Context in the Disclosure of Meaning.(Antonette diPaolo Healey).
5 "Eala, Geferan and Gode Wyrhtan": On Interjections in OldEnglish. (Risto Hiltunen).
6 Speaking One's Mind in The Wanderer. (Susan Irvine).
7 Wulfstan's Scandinavian Loanword Usage: An aspect of thelinguistic situation in the late Old English Danelaw. (TadaoKubouchi).
8 An Aspect of Old English Poetic Diction: The Postpositioningof Prepositions. (Michael Lapidge).
9 Issues for Editors of Anglo-Saxon Poetry in Manuscript Form.(Bernard J. Muir).
10 Language and style in two anonymous Old English Easterhomilies. (Hiroshi Ogawa).
11 Latin influence on an Old English idiom: 'to wit'. (MattiRissanen).
12 Germanic *Uargaz (O.E. Wearh) and the Finnish evidence. (FredC. Robinson).
13 How the Leopard Got its Spots. English Grammatical.
Categories, Latin terms. (John Walmsley).
A Bibliography of Writings by Bruce Mitchell 1956-2004.
List of Editions used.
Index of Names.
Index of Old English Words and Phrases.
Index of Subjects.