An Introduction to Old English

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Oxford University Press, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 163 pages
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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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Contents

The basic elements
13
More nouns and adjectives
26
Verb forms
39
Strong verbs
54
Noun phrases and verb phrases
68
Clauses
86
Vocabulary
102
Variety
115
The future
128
Old English presentday Euglish aloaary
138
Glossary of linguistic terms
147
Recommendedreading 54
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Richard Hogg is at University of Manchester.

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