An Introduction to Old English
This accessible overview covers all the basic linguistic elements of Old English, including nouns, adjectives, verbs, syntax, word order, and vocabulary. Offering a unique study of Old English in context, it combines a wide variety of short texts with an up-to-date assessment of the forms of language that remain as the foundation of English today. Comparisons are drawn between Old and present-day English and also with other related languages such as Dutch, German, and French. Old English poetry and dialect variation are also discussed.
- Paperback | 176 pages
- 132.1 x 210.8 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
- 20 Feb 2003
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
About Richard Hogg
Richard Hogg is the Smith Professor of English Language and Medieval Literature at the University of Manchester.