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Beginning Old English

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This is a simple introduction to Old English for students with little or no linguistic knowledge. Unlike other textbooks on the subject, Beginning Old English focuses on the explanation and illustration of how the language works, using accessible illustrations from simplified Old English texts and demonstrating how many feature of present-day English have their roots in th
Paperback, 240 pages
Published January 15th 2007 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published December 8th 2006)
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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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