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Guide to Old English

ISBN-10: 0470671076

ISBN-13: 9780470671078

Edition: 8th 2011

Authors: Bruce Mitchell, Fred C. Robinson

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Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 10/21/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 444
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.342

Foreword to the Eighth Edition
Map of Anglo-Saxon England
Abbreviations and Symbols
How to Use this Guide
Preliminary Remarks on the Language (��1-4)
Orthography and Pronunciation (��5-9)
Orthography (�5)
Stress (�6)
Vowels (�7)
Diphthongs (�8)
Consonants (�9)
Inflexions (��10-135)
Introduction (��10-14)
Pronouns (��15-21)
Nouns and Sound-Changes Relevant to Them (��22-62)
Weak Nouns (��22-25)
Some Technical Terms (��26-32)
Strong Nouns like stan (masc.) and scip (neut.) (��33-44)
Masculine and Neuter Nouns in -e (��45-46)
Strong Feminine Nouns (��47-51)
i-Mutation (��52-57)
Nouns Affected by i-Mutation (��58-60)
u-Nouns (��61-62)
Adjectives (��63-76)
Introduction (��63-64)
Weak Declension (�65)
Strong Declension (��66-67)
Stem Changes in Adjectives (��68-73)
Comparison of Adjectives (��74-76)
Observations on Noun, Adjective, and Pronoun Declensions (��77-81)
Numerals (��82-86)
Strong Verbs and Sound-Changes Relevant to Them (��87-114)
Introduction (��87-89)
Principal Parts of the Strong Verbs (��90-95)
Breaking (��96-99)
Influence of Initial i, sc, h (�100)
Influence of Nasals (�101)
Summary of the Strong Verbs of Class III (�102)
The Effects of Sound-Changes on Other Strong Verbs (�103)
Strong Verbs of Class VII (�104)
Grimm's Law and Verner's Law (��105-109)
Conjugation of the Strong Verb (��110-114)
Weak Verbs and Sound-Changes Relevant to Them (��115-126)
Introduction (�115)
(��116-123)
(��124-125)
(�126)
Anomalous Verbs (��127-130)
Bbon (�127)
Ddn and gan (�128)
Willan (�129)
Preterite-Present Verbs (�130)
Is a Verb Strong or Weak?
To which Class does it Belong? (��131-134)
Adverbs (�135)
Formation (�135)
Comparison (�135)
Word Formation (��136-138)
Introduction (�136)
Compounding (�137)
The Addition of Affixes (�138)
Prefixes (�138)
Suffixes (�138)
Syntax (��139-214)
Introduction (��139-142)
Word-Order (��143-147)
Sentence Structure (��148-153)
Recapitulation and Anticipation (�148)
The Splitting of Heavy Groups (�149)
Correlation (��150-153)
Noun Clauses (��154-161)
Introduction (�154)
Dependent Statements and Desires (��155-156)
Dependent Questions (��157-160)
The Accusative and Infinitive (�161)
iv Adjective Clauses (��162-165)
Definite Adjective Clauses (��162-163)
Indefinite Adjective Clauses (�164)
Mood (�165)
Adverb Clauses (��166-181)
Introduction (��166-167)
Non-Prepositional Conjunctions (�168)
Prepositional Conjunctions (��169-171)
An Exercise in Analysis (�172)
Clauses of Place (�173)
Clauses of Time (�174)
Clauses of Purpose and Result (�175)
Causal Clauses (�176)
Clauses of Comparison (�177)
Clauses of Concession (�178)
Clauses of Condition (�179)
Adverb Clauses Expressing Other Relationships (�180)
Other Ways of Expressing Adverbial Relationships (�181)
Parataxis (��182-186)
Introduction (��182-183)
List of Conjunctions and Adverbs Commonly Used (�184)
Parataxis without Conjunctions (�185)
Some Special Idioms (�186)
Concord (�187)
Nouns, Pronouns and their Modifiers (�187)
Pronouns and their Antecedents (�187)
Subject and Verb (�187)
The Uses of the Cases (��188-192)
Nominative (�188)
Accusative (�189)
Genitive (�190)
Dative (�191)
Instrumental (�192)
Articles, Pronouns, and Numerals (��193-194)
Articles and Pronouns (�193)
Numerals (�194)
Verbs (��195-212)
The Uses of the Present and Preterite Tenses (��195-198)
The Resolved Tenses (��199-204)
Introduction (�199)
The Verb 'to have' as an Auxiliary (�200)
The Verb 'to be' as an Auxiliary of Tense (�201)
The Passive (��202-203)
Other Uses of the Present and Past Participles (�204)
The Uses of the Infinitives (�205)
The 'Modal' Auxiliaries (��206-211)
Introduction (�206)
Magan (�207)
*Mdtan (�208)
Cunnan (�209)
*Sculan (�210)
Willan (�211)
Impersonal Verbs (�212)
Prepositions (��213-214)
List of Prepositions (�214)
An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Studies (��215-251)
Some Significant Dates (��215-216)
History (��217-218)
Archaeology (��219-230)
Introduction (�219)
List of Abbreviated Titles (�220)
Weapons and Warfare (�221)
Life and Dress (�222)
Architecture and Buildings (��223-224)
Sculpture and Carving (�225)
Jewellery and Metalwork (�226)
Embroidery (�227)
Coins (�228)
Manuscripts and Runic Inscriptions (�229)
The Sutton Hoo Ship-Burial (�230)
Language (��231-235)
Changes in English (�231)
The Danish Invasions (�232)
The Norman Conquest (�233)
Vocabulary (�234)
Some Questions (�235)
Literature (��236-251)
Introduction (��236-246)
Poetry (��247-249)
Prose (��250-251)
Select Bibliography (��252-269)
General (�252)
Preliminary Remarks on the Language (�253)
Orthography and Pronunciation (�254)
Inflexions (�254)
Word Formation (�255)
Syntax (�256)
Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Studies (��257-269)
History (�257)
Archaeology (�258)
Language (��259-261)
History of English Prose (�259)
Vocabulary (��260-261)
Word Formation 140 Changes of Meaning (�260)
Borrowings (�261)
Literature (��262-269)
Topics Raised in ��236-246 (�262)
General Criticism (�263)
Poetry Texts (�264)
Appreciation of the Poetry (�265)
The Use of Oral Formulae (�266)
Metre (�267)
Prose Texts (�268)
Sources (�269)
Strong Verbs
Some Effects of i-Mutation
Metre
List of Linguistic Terms Used in this Book
The Moods of Old English
Grimm's and Verner's Laws
Prose And Verse Texts
Practice Sentences
Two Old Testament Pieces
The Fall of Man
Abraham and Isaac
A Colloquy on the Occupations
Two Characteristic Prose Works by �lfric
Preface to Genesis 198 St. Edmund, King and Martyr
Alfred the Great's Preface to his Translation of Gregory's Pastoral Care
Cynewulf and Cyneheard
Selections from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
Bede's Account of the Conversion of King Edwin
Bede's Account of the Poet C�dmon
The Goths and Boethius: Prose and Verse from the Introduction to King Alfred's Boethius Translation
(a)-(p) Riddles
The Battle of Maldon
The Ruin
The Dream of the Rood
The Wife's Lament
The Wanderer
The Seafarer
Four excerpts from Beowulf 291 Prologue
Beowulf's Fight with Grendel
Beowulf Consoles Hrothgar for �schere's Death
The Lament of the Last Survivor
Beowulf's Funeral
Wulf and Eadwacer
Judith
Cotton Gnomes or Maxims
Sermo Lupi ad Anglos
Glossary
Indexes to Part One
Index of Subjects
Index of Words