Northern Illinois University Press


An Old English Grammar

Randolf Quirk and C. L. Wrenn

"A convenient, flexible text for classroom and personal use.... Beginning students and experienced Old English instructors should all be pleased to own this book."—Thomas D. Hill, Cornell University

Once again available in paperback, Quirk and Wrenn's Old English Grammar is a convenient reference tool to complement readings in Old English. Appropriate for basic or advanced study of Old English language and literature, this brief modern grammar covers orthography, pronunciation, inflection, syntax, word formation, and phonology. The authors provide a clear overview of Late West Saxon, with notes that open up the complexities of the language for those who wish to pursue them. The supplemental bibliography added to this edition by Susan Deskis reflects the most relevant recent contributions to the study of Old English.

(1994) 187 pp.
ISBN: 978-0-87580-560-3
paper $15.00

Table of Contents

Foreword: Susan E. Deskis
Preface to the 1957 Edition
I. Introduction
Orthography and Pronunciation
II. Inflections
Nouns
Adjectives
Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs
Numerals
Pronouns
Verbs
III. Syntax
Functions of the Cases
Noun Modifiers and Prounouns
Concord
Tense, Aspect, Voice
Mood
Word-Order
Relationship
IV. Word Formation
V. Phonology
Preliminary Notes
Some Gmc Sound-Changes Affecting OE
OE Minor Sound-Changes
Some Major OE Sound-Changes
Supplemental Bibliography
Index

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ISBN: 978-0-87580-560-3
paper $15.00