LINGUIST List 15.568

Thu Feb 12 2004

Books: Historical Linguistics: Baker

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  1. jobrien, Introduction to Old English: Baker

Message 1: Introduction to Old English: Baker

Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2004 16:58:06 -0500 (EST)
From: jobrien <>
Subject: Introduction to Old English: Baker

Title: Introduction to Old English
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing 
Book URL:

Author: Peter Baker, University of Virginia 

Hardback: ISBN: 0631234535, Pages: 352, Price: $61.95
Paperback: ISBN: 0631234543, Pages: 352, Price: $29.95


This innovative introduction to the Old English language focuses on
what students need to know in order to engage with Old English
literary and historical texts.

- A pioneering introduction to Old English designed for a new
generation of students.
- Assumes no expertise in other languages or in traditional grammar.
- Opening chapters and 'Quick Start' sections cover the basics.
- 'Minitexts' give students practice in reading Old English.
- Includes two chapters on syntax and three on reading poetry.
- Anthologises fourteen readings, including 'The Wanderer', 'The Dream
of the Rood' and 'Judith'.
- The accompanying 'Old English Aerobics' website features additional
readings and exercises.

Lingfield(s):	Historical Linguistics 

Written In:	English (Language Code: ENG)

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