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Complete Old English (Anglo-Saxon): A Teach Yourself Guide (Teach Yourself Language)

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It's easy to teach yourself Old English!

Complete Old English with Two Audio CDs: A Teach Yourself Guide provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Old English, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing Old English with confidence.

Within each of the 24 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society.

The accompanying audio CDs include audio exercises--performed by native speakers--that reinforce communicative skills.

Features:

  • Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors many years of experience
  • Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress
  • Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the basics of the language

About the Author

Dr. Mark Atherton is a tutor in Old and Middle English at Regent's Park College, Oxford.

Table of Contents

Contents / Part I - Foundation / 1 A king must rule a country / 2 Say what I am called / 3 I promise three things / 4 The four season / 5 A certain stone / 6 Signs in the monastery / 7 King Cnuts proclamation / 8 Charters and writs / 9 Dedication of a church / 10 The translation of St Alphege / 11 The family dispute in Herefordshire / 12 Love and marriage / 13 The kings duties / 14 The first English fiction / Part II - History / 15 The Alfred jewel / 16 Alfred and Guthrum / 17 The Fonthill cattle raid / 18 The legend of the Anchorite / 19 Three charters from the reign of Edgar / 20 Bishop Aethelwold of Winchester / 21 Abbot Aelfric / 22 Byrhtferth and Wulfstan / Part III - Poetry / 23 Runes / 24 The Wanderer / 25 The Seafarer / 26 The Beowulf manuscript / 27 Beowulf / 28 Beowulf and archaeology

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071747745
Author:
Teach Yourself
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill
Author:
Atherton Mark
Author:
Atherton, Mark
Subject:
Ancient Languages - General
Subject:
Ancient Languages
Subject:
Old English, language, grammar, vocabulary, verb, verbs, pronoun, pronouns, preposition, prepositions, pronunciation, script, writing, speaking, instruction, culture, write, speak, course, learn, gender, genders, number, numbers, adjective, adjectives, no
Subject:
Old English, language, grammar, vocabulary, verb, verbs, pronoun, pronouns, preposition, prepositions, pronunciation, script, writing, speaking, instruction, culture, write, speak, course, learn, gender, genders, number, numbers, adjective, adjectives, no
Subject:
Old English, language, grammar, vocabulary, verb, verbs, pronoun, pronouns, preposition, prepositions, pronunciation, script, writing, speaking, instruction, culture, write, speak, course, learn, gender, genders, number, numbers, adjective, adjectives, no
Subject:
Old English, language, grammar, vocabulary, verb, verbs, pronoun, pronouns, preposition, prepositions, pronunciation, script, writing, speaking, instruction, culture, write, speak, course, learn, gender, genders, number, numbers, adjective, adjectives, no
Subject:
Old English, language, grammar, vocabulary, verb, verbs, pronoun, pronouns, preposition, prepositions, pronunciation, script, writing, speaking, instruction, culture, write, speak, course, learn, gender, genders, number, numbers, adjective, adjectives, no
Subject:
Old English, language, grammar, vocabulary, verb, verbs, pronoun, pronouns, preposition, prepositions, pronunciation, script, writing, speaking, instruction, culture, write, speak, course, learn, gender, genders, number, numbers, adjective, adjectives, no
Subject:
Classics-General
Copyright:
Series:
Teach Yourself Language
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.750 x 5.000 in

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