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Stephen J. Harris
Dept. of English, South College
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amhert, MA 01003
Dept. of German and Scandinavian Studies
This site has three main sections: classes, resources,
has your course syllabus, related readings, and links. Resources
includes a limited help section, most of which has been removed on the advice of counsel. Handouts has most of the course handouts, charts, and pre-publication articles in one spot. The grammar section
includes Professor Michael Drout's King Alfred's Grammar, an
on-line introduction to Old English. There is also a detailed grammar
the beginnings of a Natural
Language Parser for Old English.
In all cases, this website
is an integral part of your classes. It is not an optional supplement.
If you cannot regularly access the web, please let me know. Please read this warning if you are taking a course from me.
material is © Stephen J. Harris 2017–18 unless otherwise noted. The image above is part of a wall chart of the history of the English language by Jennifer Goodheart. These pages do not reflect the views nor is their content the responsibility of
the University of Massachusetts.
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-- Exeter Riddle 42
"Tout le malheur des hommes vient d'une seule chose, qui est de ne pas savoir
demeurer en repos dans une chambre."
From an 11th-century manuscript.
"Man has such a predilection for systems and abstract deductions that he is ready to distort the truth intentionally, he is ready to deny the evidence of his senses in order to justify his logic."
-- Dostoevsky, Notes from the Underground