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The Earliest English : An Introduction to Old English Language - Chris McCully

The Earliest English

An Introduction to Old English Language

Paperback Published: 9th September 2004
ISBN: 9780582404748
Number Of Pages: 328

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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* Existing Introductions to Old English are now out-of-date and do not cover the subject in a student-friendly manner.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.

'...a new textbook that makes intricate changes in the language comprehensible to students and provides new perspectives on language evolution. '...this account of the development of the English language is a true asset to it's study.' "Biljana Cubrovic, The European English Messenger, 14.1, 2005." '...nicely bound, well presented and with earnest claims on the back cover to provide students with everything they could possibly need to become expert in the subject.' "Tim Connell, The Times Higher, Dec 2nd 2005."

Acknowledgements
List of symbols
Abbreviations
Using this book
Thinking about the earliest English
History, culture, language origins
Nouns
Verbs Interlude. Working with dictionaries
OE Metric
Standards and Crosses
Twilight
Rebuilding English At-a-glance guide to inflections (1): classical Old English, nouns At-a-glance guide to inflections (2): classical old English, verbs
References
Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780582404748
ISBN-10: 0582404746
Series: Learning about Language
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 9th September 2004
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.5  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1