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 simple introduction to Old English focuses on how the language works, using accessible illustrations from surviving texts and showing how features of present-day English have their roots in this stage of the language. As well as being updated, the new edition has been expanded to include a chapter on Old English prose and two additional texts.
CAROLE HOUGH is Reader in English Language at the University of Glasgow, UK. She is the author of many articles on Old English and related subjects, and has co-edited New Perspectives on English Historical Linguistics: Vol 2: Lexis and Transmission. She is also editor of the journal Nomina.JOHN CORBETT is Full Professor of English Stu...
Title:Beginning Old EnglishFormat:PaperbackDimensions:308 pagesPublished:May 13, 2013Publisher:Macmillan Education UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230301401

ISBN - 13:9780230301405


Table of Contents

1. Origins
2. Recognising Old English Words
3. People and Things
4. Place, Time, Manner and Reason
5. Actions and Events
6. Introducing Old English Poetry
7. Translating Old English Poetry: Beowulf
8. Introducing Old English Prose
9. Introduction
10. Text A: Cynewulf and Cyneheard
11. Text B: Beowulf, lines 710–836
12. Text C: The Battle of Maldon
13. Text D: The Dream of the Rood
14. Text E: Ælfric's Life of St Æthelthryth
15. Text F: The Ruin
16. Concluding Remarks
Glossary of Technical Terms
Appendix: Old English Paradigms
Further Reading

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