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From Anglo-Saxon to Early Middle English : Studies Presented to E. G. Stanley - Malcolm Godden

From Anglo-Saxon to Early Middle English

Studies Presented to E. G. Stanley

By: Malcolm Godden (Editor), Douglas Gray (Editor), Terry Hoad (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 25th August 1994
ISBN: 9780198117766
Number Of Pages: 250

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From Anglo-Saxon to Early Middle English brings together eleven papers on aspects of English language and literature from the eighth to the thirteenth century, written in honor of E.G. Stanley, the recently retired Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon in the University of Oxford. The papers, written by eminent scholars from Britain, North America, New Zealand, and Germany, reflect the range of E.G. Stanley's work, examining philology, meter, and literary style. However, the focus of the volume is on the period of rapid change from late Anglo-Saxon to early medieval England, and the contributors consider in detail the ways in which both language and literary forms developed during this time. The volume contains a comprehensive bibliography of E.G. Stanley's publications, together with an account of his distinguished career.

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`There are some important and substantial items in it which push the study of Old and early Middle English language and literature forward in significant ways.' Review of English Studies. `...this wide-ranging volume, worthily reflecting the many interests of the volume's dedicatee...' Godden p358 `Its contributors ... often make use of the research tools built up on the brick-by-brick method here approved' T.A. Shippey, Saint Louis University, Modern Languages Review, Vol. 92, Part 1, 1997 `One fact that constantly emerges throughout these interesting and well-written pieces is the growing significance of the important work on Old English vocabulary being done at the University of Toronto, particularly the microfiche concordance. It is heart-warming to notice the effect on broader scholarship of such vital projects.' English Language Notes, December 1996

Prefatory Notep. vi
Abbreviationsp. viii
Did Grendel's Mother Sit on Beowulf?p. 1
An Alfredian Legacy? On the Fortunes and Fate of some Items of Boethian Vocabulary in Old Englishp. 8
Some Reflections on the Metre of Christ IIIp. 33
A Grammarian's Greek-Latin Glossary in Anglo-Saxon Englandp. 60
Poetic Words in Late Old English Prosep. 87
Old English Weak Genitive Plural -an: Towards Establishing the Evidencep. 108
Apocalypse and Invasion in Late Anglo-Saxon Englandp. 130
The Englishness of Old Englishp. 163
Line-End Hyphens in the Ormulum Manuscript (MS Junius 1)p. 182
Conclusionp. 187
The Paradox of the Archaic and the Modern in La0292amon's Brutp. 188
An Early English Entf├╝hrung: A Note on Floris and Blauncheflurp. 206
A Bibliography Of The Writings Of E. G. Stanleyp. 214
Indexp. 231
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ISBN: 9780198117766
ISBN-10: 0198117760
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 250
Published: 25th August 1994
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.46