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Stephen J. Harris
Dept. of English, South College
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amhert, MA 01003

Welcome. This site has three main sections: classes, resources, and grammar.

Classes has your course syllabus, related readings, and links. Resources includes a very 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 chart, and 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.

All material is © Stephen J. Harris 2018–19 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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-- Pascal

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From an 11th-century manuscript.

"When the conditions of society are becoming more equal and each individual man becomes more like the rest . . . a habit grows up of ceasing to notice the citizens and considering only the people, of overlooking individuals to think only of their kind."
-- Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America