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* Existing Introductions to Old English are now out-of-date and do not cover the subject in a student-friendly manner.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."
|List of symbols|
|Using this book|
|Thinking about the earliest English|
|History, culture, language origins|
|Verbs Interlude. Working with dictionaries|
|Standards and Crosses|
|Rebuilding English At-a-glance guide to inflections (1): classical Old English, nouns At-a-glance guide to inflections (2): classical old English, verbs|
|Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.|
Series: Learning about Language
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 9th September 2004
Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1