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E 313: OLD ENGLISH

Schedule

We meet TTh, 10:00 – 11:15 am in South College E480.

WEEK 2 Phonology & Closed-Class Words

T 12 Sept.

Th 14 Sept.

  • Personal pronouns.
  • Read SW Primer, Pronouns, pp. 22–23, §§ 42–48.
  • If your browser supports it, try Old English Aerobics, sections 2, 3, 4, and 5. Don't worry if you can't make it work.
  • Make some charts of pronouns (e.g., in notes).
  • In class: SW Primer, Text 4, sentences from the Chronicle.
Amherst Poetry Festival begins

Useful Background Reading:

Cambridge Companion to Old English Literature (hereafter CC), ch. 2, Helmut Gneuss, "The Old English Language"; chapter 1, Patrick Wormald, "Anglo-Saxon Society and its Literature."

If you like, read Graham Robb on 19th-century France.

 

 

Key:

class N   holiday N
exam N   quiz N

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LINKS.

Academic Schedule
Grammar Sheet

To search the Anglo-Saxon Poetic Records, click here.

UMass Library
Google Books
Search Anglo-Saxon Poetry
Old English Newsletter Bib
Anglo-Saxon Bibliography
Germanic Lexicon Project
Bosworth-Toller (partial)
Thesaurus of Old English
The Labyrinth
Medieval Sourcebook
Norse Saga Net
Anglo-Saxon Charters
Siever's Heliand
Bible (Douay-Rheims)
Dumézil, Norse Gods
Klaeber, Beowulf

Manuscripts of St. Gall
ISAS
Old English at UVa
Viking Ship Museum

 

Warning! Jingoistic anti-Roman revisionism, but nevertheless informative:

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