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Beginning Old English

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This work provides an introduction to Old English for students with little or no linguistic knowledge. It focuses on the explanation and demonstration of how the language works, using illustrations from simplified Old English texts and showing how many features of English have their roots in this stage of the language.
Paperback, 251 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Palgrave MacMillan (first published December 8th 2006)
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Oct 12, 2010 Victoria rated it liked it
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A good book for those who need a quick insight on the history of Old English. Honestly, I wouldn't read it just for fun, since I'm not into languages THAT much, but it helped me understand things better. What's good about this book is that it doesn't use sophisticated explanations and loads of unknown terminology. On the contrary, it's simple and sometimes funny.

Conclusion: if you are studying English and have to find out something about its origins, this is definitely your book.
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