An Introduction to Old English

An Introduction to Old English

by Richard Hogg



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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 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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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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