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Volume 2 Old English

Series: Mouton Reader
Edited by: Laurel J. Brinton and Alexander Bergs

The volume provides an in-depth account of Old English, organized by linguistic level. Individual chapters investigate the state-of-the art in the linguistics of Old English and explore key areas of debate such as dialectology, language contact, standardization, and literary language. The volume sets the scene with a chapter on pre-Old English and ends with a chapter discussing textual resources available for the study of earlier English.

  • Comprehensive coverage of the history of English and of major varieties of English
  • Synopsis of current research into key questions and debates in English historical linguistics
  • Individual chapters written by leading authorities in the field
  • Author Information

    Laurel Brinton, Vancouver, Canada; Alexander Bergs, Osnabrück, Germany.
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    Audience: Graduate students and scholars in (English) historical linguistics; specialists in Old, Middle, and Early Modern English