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E 791R-01: OLD ENGLISH

Schedule

 

Office Hours: TTh and by appointment.
sharris at english.umass.edu

We meet every Tuesday 5:00 pm – 7:10 pm in B121.

WEEK 2 Phonology & Closed-Class Words

T 10 Sept.

  • Baker (hereafter B), Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 due. (Read as much as you can; we will go over these chapters again during September)
  • Proto-Indo-European to Old English (see handout)
  • Again, the grammar chart and the translation template.

For extra help:

Second Half:

  • Read Graham Robb on 19th-century France.
  • Word Exchange (Hereafter Wx), "Gifts of Men" (pp. 223–229); "Fortunes of Men" (pp. 283-289); and "The Order of the World (pp. 239–245).

Useful Background Reading:

Cambridge Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Literature (hereafter CIASL), ch. 1, "Approaching A-S Lit."

 

Key:

class N   holiday N
final paper N   translation N

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