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Author McCully, C. B.,
Title The earliest English : an introduction to Old English language / Chris McCully and Sharon Hilles.
Imprint New York : Routledge, 2014.

Author McCully, C. B.,
Series Learning about language
Learning about language.
Subject English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100.
English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- Grammar.
English language -- Middle English, 1100-1500.
Alt Name Hilles, Sharon,
Description 1 online resource : illustrations, maps.
polychrome rdacc
Note "First published 2005 by Pearson Education Limited."
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Terminology; List of symbols and a note on conventions; Abbreviations; Using this book; UNIT 1: Thinking about the earliest English; 1.0 Preliminaries; 1.1 Uniformity and change; 1.2 Initial terminology; 1.3 Old English poetry; 1.4 Reading passage; 1.5 Words, words, words; 1.6 Pronouncing Old English; Summary; Study questions; websites; further reading; UNIT 2: History, culture, language origins; 2.0 Reading passage; 2.1 Some history; 2.2 A language-family tree; 2.3 The Anglo-Saxon Heptarchy; Summary.
6.1 The emergence of Wessex6.2 Alfred's programme of cultural reform; 6.3 What makes West Saxon West Saxon?; 6.4 Quibbling with 'Breaking'; 6.5 What is 'an account of linguistic change'?; 6.6 Crosses; Summary; Study questions; websites; further reading; UNIT 7: Twilight; 7.0 A 'Silver Age'?; 7.1 The reinvention of West Saxon prestige; 7.2 Alliterative prose (1): Ӕlfric; 7.3 Alliterative prose (2): Wulfstan; 7.4 Inflectional loss: introductory questions; 7.5 Inflectional loss (1): evidence from the late 10th century; 7.6 Inflectional loss (2): what was lost?; Summary; Study questions.
Study questions websites; further reading; UNIT 3: Nouns; 3.0 Mercenaries and settlers; 3.1 The Germania; 3.2 The Germania and the Anglo-Saxons; 3.3 Local shires and their politics; 3.4 Women; 3.5 Reading passage; 3.6 Inflections, nouns and grammatical roles; 3.7 Inflections in other languages; 3.8 Articles in OE; 3.9 More on OE articles, noun inflections and grammatical case; 3.10 Inflections on OE nouns; 3.11 Additional noun declensions in OE; 3.12 Pronouns; 3.13 NPs, nominals, strong and weak adjectives; Summary; Study questions; websites; further reading.
Appendix 1: At-a-glance guide to OE inflections -- nouns and adjectivesUNIT 4: Verbs; 4.0 The conversion of England; 4.1 Influence of the Celtic church; 4.2 The convergence of the Celtic and Roman traditions; 4.3 Reading passage (1); 4.4 Word order and pronouns in OE; 4.5 OE verbs: present participles; 4.6 Relative clauses; 4.7 Thou and you in OE; 4.8 OE and PDE verbs; 4.9 'Less regular' verbs; 4.10 Still more on OE verbs; 4.11 Weak verbs; 4.12 Reading passage (2); 4.13 Comments on reading passage (2) -- the subjunctive; Summary; Study questions; websites; further reading.
Appendix 2: At-a-glance guide to OE inflections -- verbsINTERLUDE: Working with dictionaries; UNIT 5: OE metrics; 5.0 Overview of OE metre; 5.1 Stress in OE; 5.2 Syllables in OE and PDE; 5.3 Syllables and alliteration; 5.4 How half-lines end: poetic closure in OE; 5.5 Resolution; 5.6 The concept of metrical position in OE verse; 5.7 Half-line patterns that never occur; 5.8 The Five Types; 5.9 Secondary stress, metrical position and 'L'; 5.10 Stress, L and alliteration; Summary; Study questions; websites; further reading; UNIT 6: Standards and crosses; 6.0 Poetry and prose.
Note Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed February 11, 2016).
ISBN 9781317876977 (electronic bk.)
1317876970 (electronic bk.)
1317876989 (ebk)
9781317876984 (ebk)
OCLC # 936322689
Additional Format Print version: Hilles, Sharon. Earliest English : An Introduction to Old English Language. London : Taylor and Francis, ©2016 9780582404748

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