An Introduction to Old English

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An Introduction to Old English
Author: Richard Hogg
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 2002
Number of pages: 174
Format / Quality: PDF
Size: 642 KB

This is an accessible overview of the principal linguistic features of Old English. It is designed for students who have not studied the earliest stages of the language and should provide a basis for more comprehensive study of the history of English to the present day. This emphasis on the place of Old English in the history of the language as a whole offers a unique study of Old English in context. Topics covered include: nouns and adjectives; verbs; syntax; word order; vocabulary; literary language; and dialectal variation. The book concludes with a discussion of subsequent changes in the history of English which can be detected in the Old English period.

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