Introduction to Old English

Introduction to Old English 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 Englis

  • Title: Introduction to Old English
  • Author: Peter S. Baker
  • ISBN: 9780631234548
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 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.

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    1. Peter S. Baker Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Introduction to Old English book, this is one of the most wanted Peter S. Baker author readers around the world.

    2. Very helpful, accessible guide to studying Old English at the introductory level. The online resources are also quite good.

    3. I am at complete charity with this book. It helped me know a little bit about the time period and characteristics of Old English, which is to say it will help me a good deal in teaching Beowulf. It would also, if you were a better linguist than I am, give you an actual shot at reading Old English for real, rather than just spelling it out and trying to think of modern English cognates, like I try to do. There are some irritations in here, such as the bizarre practice of naming the riddles by the [...]

    4. Read until page 123 (so skipped chapters on poetry, basically)Textbook for Old English Class at uni! A very clear resource. The only thing that could've been done better were to add some kind of tabs or colored pages or something for the glossary in the back, because we've been using that a lot for class and it isn't always easy to flick through because of prefixes and the worn state of my copy because I've been dragging it around a lot haha.

    5. It gets the job done, but I'm not a fan of the organization. And the author's interjections on some points are extremely annoying. But the Companion website is a wonderful resource to complement the book. It's worth it just for the site.

    6. Ok I'm not "finished" but I'm done with the part Baker wrote. I'm translating the readings now, because all the first bits worked!The book is not exciting until chapter 13. The first half of it is grammar and phonology and other linguisticy stuff that is not fun unless you are a linguist. But it is necessary. There are a ton of grammar books out there that are just handbooks, but Baker takes it further by spending time on the fun stuff like the "contexts" of Old English -- that is, the physical [...]

    7. On the whole, a very good book. My only criticism is that some of the chapters didn't necessarily feel like they were in the right order. It was not a case of each chapter building on the previous ones, so in that sense it made the book a little less user-friendly.

    8. This book taught me to read Old English. There is a lot about Old English I still don't know, so I can't really fault the book's accuracy here or anything, but I did notice that the grammatical explanations were pretty dense most of the time. I'm a language nerd, so I'm used to the technical terminology here, but I still found it a slog much of the time, and I know some of my classmates had a really hard time. And I mean, it's not like the grammar is that hard. Noun and adjective declension is a [...]

    9. "In A.D. 410, the same year in which Visigoths entered and sacked Rome, the last of the Roman troops were withdrawn and the Britons had to defend themselves. Facing hostile Picts and Scots in the north and Germanic raiders in the east, the Britons decided to hire one enemy to fight the other: they engaged Germanic mercenaries to fight the Picts and Scots.It was during the reign of Martian that the newly-hired mercenaries arrived. These were from three Germanic nations situated near the northern [...]

    10. I'm just gonna go ahead and mark this as finished, since I've pored over the grammar for months and we're just working on translating the anthologies right now. What a wretched textbook. For an introductory level book, it does a peculiarly poor job of introducing things and presenting information in a coherent format, and an equally poor job of explaining itself. Some paradigms are mislabelled, and information could do with some serious re-ordering (is there a good reason to present a list of co [...]

    11. I used this book for my university seminar on Old English and it was quite good. It also helps to get a book on Latin grammar, if you're really interested in learning old English because the grammar is a lot more like Latin than present day English.

    12. My attempt at learning Latin grammar was pretty dismal. I thought I didn't like or wasn't good at it because I used that same textbook with the mosaic cover that everyone has been using for decades. Not true. I love grammar. Love the way this book explains the logic of the Old English language. In fact, I'm hoping to add a linguistics major, because of this book. Thanks Dr. Baker.

    13. I don't think I read a lot of this, actually. It's okay, quite useful, but I was glad to have another text which sometimes more clearly explained this not always very introduction-y book.

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