History of English   

All paradigms can be found here (an excellent site on OE).

A one-page summary of OE inflections can be found here - the Magic Sheet

prononuns (personal and demonstrative)

nouns (use the left menu box to navigate to the relevant sections) 

 

 

1st term

 

Lecture

Classes

1.        

Features of Germanic Languages

germanic Germanic

Introduction

2.        

Phonology: Spelling and the Sound System of OE

 

sound system Sound system

Ælfric’s Colloquy on the Occupations

 

spelling Spelling

Ælfric’s Colloquy Ælfric’s Colloquy

3.        

Phonology: Grimm’s Law and Verner’s Law (part 1)

sound system Grimm's Law

The Adventure of English – episode 1

4.        

Phonology: Grimm’s Law and Verner’s Law (part 2)

The Paris Psalter Psalms 1 and 8 Psalms 1 and 8

5.        

Phonology: Evolution of OE Phonology (part 1)

OE phonology OE phonology

The Paris Psalter

6.        

Phonology: Evolution of OE Phonology (part 2)

Test 1

7.        

Morphology: Nouns and Pronouns

Nouns OE Nouns

Pronouns OE Pronouns

Cura Pastoralis – Preface - paleography

 

Alfred's Preface to Cura Pastoralis Alfred's Preface to Cura Pastoralis (1.87 MB)

8.        

Morphology: Verbs

verbs OE Verbs

Cura Pastoralis – Preface

9.        

Morphology: Adjectives (including later developments)

Adjectives Adjectives

Bede’s Account of the Poet Cædmon

Caedmon Caedmon

 

external link to text an glossary (University of Calgary website)

10.     

Syntax: Word-order

word order word order

Bede’s Account of the Poet Cædmon

11.     

Syntax: Passive (including later developments)

Passive Passive

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: Cynewulf and Cyneherd

12.     

Syntax: Negatives and Interrogatives

negation negation           

interrogatives interrogatives

Test 2

13.     

Syntax: Modals (including later developments)

modals modals

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle: Cynewulf and Cyneherd

14.     

Syntax: Impersonals (including later developments)

impersonals impersonals

Beowulf

15.     

Reserve

Re-tests and signatures

 

2nd term

 

Lecture

Classes

1.        

Borrowings in the History of English

The Adventure of English – episode 2

2.        

Phonology: Vocalic System (from OE up to 1400)

vowels from OE to 1400 vowels from OE to 1400

Anarchy in the Times of King Stephen

Peterborough Chronicle 1137 Peterborough Chronicle 1137

Peterborough Chronicle transl Peterborough Chronicle transl

3.        

Phonology: The Rise of New Diphthongs

diphthongs from OE to 1400 diphthongs from OE to 1400

Anarchy in the Times of King Stephen

4.        

Phonology: Great Vowel Shift

 

Great vowel shift Great vowel shift

Ormulum

Ormulum TEXT Ormulum TEXT

Ormulum glossary Ormulum glossary

5.        

Phonology: Post-GVS Vocalic Developments

 

vowels and diphthongs from 1400 vowels and diphthongs from 1400

Proclamation of King Henry III

Proclamation TEXT Proclamation TEXT

Proclamation glossary Proclamation glossary

6.        

Phonology: Consonants

Consonants Consonants

Test 1

7.        

Morphology: Nouns

Cuckoo’s Song

Sumer_is_icumen_in Sumer_is_icumen_in

8.        

Morphology: Pronouns

Wycliffe’s Translation of the Psalter

Wycliffe's Psalm 1 Wycliffe's Psalm 1

Wycliffe's Psalm 8 Wycliffe's Psalm 8

9.        

Morphology: Verbs

The Adventure of English – episode 3

10.     

Morphology: Derivational Morphology

Chaucer’s English

11.     

Syntax: Word-order

Tyndale’s Translation of the Bible

12.     

Syntax: Do-Support

Do-periphrasis Do-periphrasis

Test 2

13.     

Syntax: Tenses

progressive progressive

perfect perfect

The Adventure of English – episode 4

14.     

Reserve

Shakespeare’s English

15.     

Reserve

Re-tests and signatures

 

Suggested reading:

 

1. Blake, N. (1992). (ed.) The Cambridge History of the English Language II: 1066-1476. Cambridge: CUP.

 

2. Campbell, A. (1959). Old English Grammar. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

 

3. Fisiak, J. (2000). An Outline History of English. Vol .1: External History. Poznań: Wydawnictwo Poznańskie.

 

4. Hogg, R.M. (1992a). A Grammar of Old English. I: Phonology. Oxford: Blackwell.

 

5. Hogg, R.M. (1992b). (ed.) The Cambridge History of the English Language I: the Beginnings to 1066. Cambridge: CUP.

 

6. Hogg, R.M. (2002). An Introduction to Old English. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

 

7. Horobin, S. and J. Smith (2002). An Introduction to Middle English. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

 

8. Lass, R. (1994) Old English: a Historical Linguistic Companion. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

9. Lass, R. (1999). (ed.) The Cambridge History of the English Language III: 1476-1776. Cambridge: CUP.

 

10. Lass, R. &  J.M. Anderson (1975) Old English Phonology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 

11. Mitchell, B. (1998) An Invitation to Old English and Anglo-Saxon England. Oxford: Blackwell.

 

12. Mitchell, B. and F. C. Robinson (1992).  A Guide to Old English, fifth edition, Oxford: Blackwell.

 

13. Nevalainen, T. (2006) An Introduction to Early Modern English. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

 

14. Reszkiewicz, A. (1996). A Diachronic Grammar of Old English. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN.

 

15. Reszkiewicz, A. (1998). Synchronic Essential of Old English. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN.

 

16. Romaine, S. (1998). (ed.) The Cambridge History of the English Language IV: 1776-1997. Cambridge: CUP.

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