An Introduction to Old English Language and Literature
with Nicholas Groves, MA, Bmus, FBS, FSAScot
at Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo
|10.00||Coffee on arrival|
|10.15-11.15||Old English – background, sources, etc. Pronunciation, vocabulary|
|11.30-12.30||Language familiarization exercises I|
|14:00-15.00||Old English poetry – how does it work?|
|15:15-16.15||Language familiarization exercises II|
Much of this list is out-of-print, but should be available through a library, or second-hand sources.
Old English Language books
Blakeley, L: Teach Yourself Old English; English Universities Press 1964
Mitchell, B and Robinson, FC: A Guide to Old English; Blackwell. 6 th ed
Quirk, R and Wrenn, CL: An Old English Grammar; Methuen 1957
Sweet, H: Anglo-Saxon Primer; OUP [many editions]
Sweet, H: Anglo-Saxon Reader; OUP [many editions and editors]Dictionaries
Hall, JRC, and Meritt, HD: A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary; CUP 1970; repub MART 1984.
Pollington, S: Wordcraft: a concise dictionary and thesaurus, modern English to Old English; Anglo-Saxon Books, 1993.
Sweet, H: The Student’s Dictionary of Anglo-Saxon; OUP 1896 [many reprints]
History of the English Language .
Baugh, AC and Cable: A History of the English Language; RKP 2002 (5 th ed)
Brook, GL: A History of the English Language; Andre Deutsch, 1958
Burchfield, R: The English Language; OUP 1985
Potter, S Our Language; Penguin 1966 [good simple introduction]
Strang, B: A History of English; Methuen 1970 [rather more advanced]Cognate Languages
Gordon, EV: An Introduction to Old Norse; OUP 1957 (2 nd ed)
Robinson, OW: Old English and its closest relatives; Routledge, 1992Wright, J: Grammar of the Gothic Language; OUP 1917.
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