The earliest English: an introduction to Old English language
A student-friendly introduction to Old English and the earliest periods of the history of the English Language as it evolved before 1215. * Existing Introductions to Old English are now out-of-date and do not cover the subject in a student-friendly manner. This book is a non-threatening introduction to the subject * The book is conducive to self-study because it uses exercises throughout the text to encourage active learning. *The book covers both technical linguistic aspects as well as historical aspects of the subject.
38 pages matching begin in this book
Results 1-3 of 38
What people are saying - Write a review
Thinking about the earliest English
11 other sections not shown
12th century 2-stress 3rd person adjectives Alfred alliteration alliterative alliterative verse Anglian Anglo-Saxon appears baet Bede begin Caedmon's Hymn Chronicle claim classical OE Coda consonant constraints cultural Cyneheard cyning dative dialect Dictionary diphthong distinction earliest English England English language example Exercise French function gender genitive Germanic Germanic languages grammatical half-line inflectional loss inflections king Latin lexical linguistic look masc masculine metrical Middle English morphology neuter Northumbrian notice noun Nucleus OE verse OED2 Old English Onset past participle past tense pattern phonetic phonological plural poem poetry position present tense pronoun system pronunciation prose Rhyme root Ruthwell Cross schwa seems sentence sound speakers speech-sound spelling stressed strong verbs subjunctive suffix Syllable Onset there's translation unit unstressed syllables varieties of English vowel shape weak Weard Wessex West Saxon WGmc word written