Introduction to Old English

Author: Peter S. Baker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444354205

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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Featuring numerous updates and additional anthology selections, the 3rd edition of Introduction to Old English confirms its reputation as a leading text designed to help students engage with Old English literature for the first time. A new edition of one of the most popular introductions to Old English Assumes no expertise in other languages or in traditional grammar Includes basic grammar reviews at the beginning of each major chapter and a “minitext” feature to aid students in practicing reading Old English Features updates and several new anthology readings, including King Alfred’s Preface to Gregory’s Pastoral Care

A History of Old English Meter

Author: R. D. Fulk

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 1512802220

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 496

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In A History of Old English Meter, R. D. Fulk offers a wide-ranging reference on Anglo-Saxon meter. Fulk examines the evidence for chronological and regional variation in the meter of Old English verse, studying such linguistic variables as the treatment of West Germanic parasite vowels, contracted vowels, and short syllables under secondary and tertiary stress, as well as a variety of supposed dialect features. Fulk's study of such variables points the way to a revised understanding of the role of syllable length in the construction of early Germanic meters and furnishes criteria for distinguishing dialectal from poetic features in the language of the major Old English poetic codices. On this basis, it is possible to draw conclusions about the probable dialect origins of much verse, to delineate the characteristics of at least four discrete periods in the development of Old English meter, and with some probability to assign to them many of the longer poems, such as Genesis A, Beowulf, and the works of Cynewulf. A History of Old English Meter will be of interest to scholars of Anglo-Saxon, historians of the English language, Germanic philologists, and historical linguists.

Varieties of English

An Introduction to the Study of Language

Author: David Langford,Dennis Freeborn

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349227234

Category: English language

Page: 282

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This new edition of the best selling, topic-based introduction to spoken and written English, is now fully revised and expanded with over 50% more material. This practical volume provides a wide range of written texts and transcriptions of speech for commentary and analysis. There are further practical activities and new sections on areas such as 'politically correct' usage.

Old English Homilies and Homiletic Treatises

(Sawles Warde, and Þe Wohunge of Ure Lauerd: Ureisuns of Ure Louerd and of Ure Lefdi,&c.) of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries, Ed. from Mss. in the British Museum, Lambeth, and Bodleian Libraries; with Introduction, Translation, and Notes

Author: Richard Morris

Publisher: N.A


Category: Sermons, English (Middle)

Page: 330

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