Beginning Old English
Beginning Old English
Palgrave Macmillan, 2007
- : hbk
- : pbk
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Text in English and Old English
Includes bibliographical references (p. 246-248) and index
: hbk ISBN 9781403993496
This is a simple introduction to Old English for students with little or no linguistic knowledge. Unlike other textbooks on the subject, "Beginning Old English" focuses on the explanation and demonstration of how the language works, using accessible illustrations from simplified Old English texts and showing how many features of present-day English have their roots in this stage of the language. It also includes long extracts from popular Old English works for use in the classroom.
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 - PART II - Four Old English Texts - Text A: Cynewulf and Cyneheard - Text B: Beowulf, lines 710-836 - Text C: The Battle of Maldon - Text D: The Dream of the Rood - Concluding Remarks - Glossary of Technical Terms - Appendix: Old English Paradigms - Further Reading - Index
: pbk ISBN 9781403993502
This basic introduction to Old English is an essential guide for students with little or no linguistic knowledge. Unlike other textbooks on the subject, Beginning Old English focuses on the explanation and demonstration of how the language works, using accessible illustrations from simplified Old English texts and showing how many features of present-day English have their roots in this stage of the language. Beginning Old English - builds up reading skills by using simple texts to support the acquisition of key vocabulary and to develop awareness of language structure - offers an introduction to the conventions of Old English poetry and how they are realised across different genres: religious verse, riddles, elegies and heroic poetry - explores issues in the translation of Old English verse - guides the reader through four major texts: Cynewulf and Cyneheard, Beowulf (extract), The Battle of Maldon and The Dream of the Rood - features activities, glossaries, illustrations and a Further Reading section. Concise and approachable, this invaluable text will appeal to anyone with an interest in the early history of English language and literature.
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 PART II Four Old English Texts Text A: Cynewulf and Cyneheard Text B: Beowulf, lines 710-836 Text C: The Battle of Maldon Text D: The Dream of the Rood Concluding Remarks Glossary of Technical Terms Appendix: Old English Paradigms Further Reading Index
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