Beginning Old English by Carole HoughBeginning Old English by Carole Hough

Beginning Old English

byCarole Hough, John Corbett

Paperback | May 13, 2013

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This is a simple introduction to Old English for students with little linguistic knowledge. Unlike other textbooks, Beginning Old English focuses on the explanation of how the language works, using accessible illustrations from Old English texts and showing how features of present-day English have their roots in this stage of the language.
Carole Hough is Professor of Onomastics at the University of Glasgow, UK. She has published extensively on Old English and related subjects, and is Vice-President of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists.   John Corbett is Professor of English at the University of Macau. He has written widely on English and Scottish language and...
Title:Beginning Old EnglishFormat:PaperbackDimensions:308 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.67 inPublished:May 13, 2013Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230301401

ISBN - 13:9780230301405


Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.- Acknowledgements.- Preface.- PART I.- Origins.- Recognising Old English Words.- People and Things.- Place, Time, Manner and Reason.- Actions and Events.- Introducing Old English Poetry.- Translating Old English Poetry: Beowulf .- Introducing Old English Prose.- PART II .- Introduction.- Text A: Cynewulf and Cyneheard.- Text B: Beowulf, lines 710-836.- Text C: The Battle of Maldon.- Text D: The Dream of the Rood .- Text E: The Ruin .- Text F: Ælfric's Life of St Æthelthryth .- Concluding Remarks.- Glossary of Technical Terms.- Appendix: Old English Paradigms.- Further Reading.- Index.

Editorial Reviews

'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