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Introduction to Old English

Author: Peter S Baker
Publisher: Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 2004.
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This innovative introduction to the Old English language focuses on what students need to know in order to engage with Old English literary and historical texts. Designed for a new generation, the  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Lehrbuch
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter S Baker
ISBN: 0631234535 9780631234531 0631234543 9780631234548
OCLC Number: 615382498
Description: XV, 332 Seiten
Contents: Contents. 1. The Anglo-Saxons Who were they? Where did their language come from? What was Old English like? Old English dialects 2. Pronunciation Quick start More about vowels More about c and g Syllable length Accentuation On-line pronunciation practice Summary 3. Basic Grammar Parts of speech Phrases Clauses Elements of the sentence or clause On-line exercises 4. Case What is case? Uses of the cases On-line exercises 5. Pronouns Quick Start Personal and demonstrative pronouns Interrogative pronouns Indefinite pronouns Relative pronouns Reflexive pronouns Reciprocal pronouns On-line exercise 6. Nouns Quick Start More about strong nouns Minor declensions On-line exercises 7. Verbs Quick Start More about endings More about weak verbs More about strong verbs Verbs with weak presents and strong pasts More about preterite-present verbs Don, gan, willan Negation The verbals The subjunctive On-line exercises 8. Adjectives Quick Start Strong adjectives Weak adjectives Comparison of adjectives On-line exercises 9. Numerals Quick Start Cardinal numbers Ordinal numbers On-line exercise 10. Adverbs, Conjunctions, Prepositions Quick Start Adverbs Conjunctions Correlation Prepositions On-line exercises 11. Concord Quick Start Subject and verb Pronoun and antecedent Noun and modifiers Bad grammar? On-line exercises 12. Word-order Quick Start Subject-Verb Verb-Subject Subject ... Verb Correlation Periphrastic verbs On-line exercise 13. Metre Alliteration Rhythm 14. Poetic Style Vocabulary Variation Formulas 15. The Grammar of Poetry Inflections Syntax 16. Reading Old English Manuscripts Construction of the manuscript The Old English alphabet Abbreviations Punctuation and capitalization Word- and line-division Errors and corrections Appendix A Common Spelling Variants Vowels of accented syllables Unaccented syllables Consonants Appendix B Phonetic Symbols and Terms International Phonetic Alphabet symbols Phonetic terms Appendix C Further Reading General works Grammars Dictionaries and concordances Bibliographies Old English texts and translations Literary criticism; sources and analogues; metre History and culture Manuscripts, art and archaeology On-line aids Anthology Bibliography Glossary
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