Table of contents for Introduction to Old English / Peter S. Baker.

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Contents
Preface to the second edition
Preface 
How to use this book 
1 The Anglo-Saxons and Their Language 
1.1 Who were they? 
1.2 Where did their language come from? 
1.3 What was Old English like? 
1.3.1 The Indo-European languages 
1.3.2 The Germanic languages 
1.3.3 West Germanic and Low German 
1.3.4 Old and Modern English 
1.4 Old English dialects 
2 Pronunciation 
2.1 Quick start 
2.1.1 Vowels and diphthongs 
2.1.2 Consonants 
2.1.3 Sermonette 
2.2 More about vowels 
2.2.1 Short a, æ and ea 
2.2.2 I-mutation 
2.2.3 Silent e; o for u 
2.3 More about c and g 
2.4 Syllable length 
2.5 Accentuation 
2.6 On-line pronunciation practice 
2.7 Summary 
3 Basic Grammar: A Review 
3.1 Parts of speech 
3.1.1 Nouns 
3.1.2 Pronouns 
3.1.3 Verbs 
3.1.4 Adjectives 
3.1.5 Adverbs 
3.1.6 Prepositions 
3.1.7 Conjunctions 
3.1.8 Interjections 
3.2 Phrases 
3.3 Clauses 
3.4 Elements of the sentence or clause 
3.4.1 Subject 
3.4.2 Verb 
3.4.3 Object 
3.4.4 Complement 
3.4.5 Predicate 
3.5 On-line exercises 
4 Case 
4.1 What is case? 
4.2 Uses of the cases 
4.2.1 Nominative 
4.2.2 Accusative 
4.2.3 Genitive 
4.2.4 Dative 
4.2.5 Instrumental 
4.3 On-line exercises 
5 Pronouns 
5.1 Quick start 
5.1.1 Personal pronouns 
5.1.2 Possessive adjectives 
5.1.3 Demonstrative pronouns 
5.2 More about personal and demonstrative pronouns 
5.2.1 The dual number 
5.2.2 Common spelling variants 
5.3 Interrogative pronouns 
5.4 Indefinite pronouns 
5.5 Relative pronouns 
5.6 Reflexive pronouns 
5.7 Reciprocal pronouns 
5.8 On-line exercise 
6 Nouns 
6.1 Quick start 
6.1.1 Strong nouns 
6.1.2 Weak nouns 
6.1.3 Athematic nouns 
6.2 More about strong nouns 
6.2.1 Two-syllable nouns 
6.2.2 Nouns with changes in the stem syllable 
6.2.3 Nouns with -w- or -v- before the ending 
6.3 Minor declensions 
6.3.1 u-stem nouns 
6.3.2 Nouns of relationship 
6.3.3 Nouns with -r- plurals 
6.3.4 Nouns with -6- endings 
6.4 On-line exercises 
7 Verbs 
7.1 Quick start 
7.1.1 Strong and weak verbs 
7.1.2 Preterite-present verbs 
7.1.3 Bbon ¿to be¿ 
7.2 More about endings 
7.2.1 Assimilation 
7.2.2 Plurals ending in -e 
7.2.3 Subjunctive plural endings 
7.3 More about weak verbs
7.3.1 Classes 1 and 2 
7.3.2 Weak verbs that change their vowels 
7.3.3 Contracted verbs 
7.3.4 Class 3 weak verbs 
7.4 More about strong verbs 
7.4.1 The strong verb classes 
7.4.2 Verbs affected by grammatical alternation 
7.4.3 Contracted verbs 
7.4.4 Tips on strong verbs 
7.5 Verbs with weak presents and strong pasts 
7.6 More about preterite-present verbs 
7.7 Ddn, gan, willan 
7.8 Negation 
7.9 The verbals 
7.9.1 Infinitives 
7.9.2 Participles 
7.10 The subjunctive 
7.11 On-line exercises 
8 Adjectives 
8.1 Quick start 
8.2 Strong adjectives 
8.3 Weak adjectives 
8.4 Comparison of adjectives 
8.5 On-line exercises 
9 Numerals 
9.1 Quick start 
9.2 Cardinal numbers 
9.3 Ordinal numbers 
9.4 On-line exercise 
10 Adverbs, Conjunctions and Prepositions 
10.1 Quick start 
10.2 Adverbs 
10.2.1 Comparison of adverbs 
10.3 Conjunctions 
10.4 Correlation 
10.5 Prepositions 
10.6 On-line exercises 
11 Concord 
11.1 Quick start 
11.2 Subject and verb 
11.2.1 Impersonal verbs 
11.3 Pronoun and antecedent 
11.4 Noun and modifiers 
11.5 Bad grammar? 
11.6 On-line exercises 
12 Word-order 
12.1 Quick start 
12.2 Subject¿Verb 
12.3 Verb¿Subject 
12.4 Subject . . . Verb 
12.5 Correlation 
12.6 Periphrastic verbs 
12.7 On-line exercise 
13 Metre 
13.1 Alliteration 
13.2 Rhythm 
13.2.1 Lifts, half-lifts and drops 
13.2.2 Rhythmic types 
13.2.3 Hypermetric verses 
14 Poetic Style 
14.1 Vocabulary 
14.2 Variation 
14.3 Formulas 
14.3.1 Phrases 
14.3.2 Themes 
14.3.3 Originality and quality 
15 The Grammar of Poetry 
15.1 Inflections 
15.1.1 Pronouns 
15.1.2 Verbs 
15.1.3 Adjectives 
15.2 Syntax 
15.2.1 Omission of subjects and objects 
15.2.2 Omission of prepositions 
15.2.3 Adjectives used as nouns 
15.2.4 Word-order 
15.2.5 Independent and subordinate clauses 
16 Reading Old English Manuscripts 
16.1 Construction of the manuscript 
16.2 The Old English alphabet 
16.3 Abbreviations 
16.4 Punctuation and capitalization 
16.5 Word- and line-division 
16.6 Errors and corrections 
Appendix A Common Spelling Variants 
A.1 Vowels of accented syllables 
A.2 Unaccented syllables 
A.3 Consonants 
Appendix B Phonetic Symbols and Terms 
B.1 International Phonetic Alphabet symbols 
B.2 Phonetic terms 
Appendix C Further Reading 
1 General works 
2 Grammars 
3 Dictionaries and concordances 
4 Bibliographies 
5 Old English texts and translations 
6 Literary criticism; sources and analogues; metre 
7 History and culture 
8 Manuscripts, art and archeology 
9 On-line aids 
Anthology 
1 The Fall of Adam and Eve 
2 The Life of St Æthelthryth
3 Ælfric on the Book of Job
4 Cynewulf and Cyneheard 
5 The Martyrdom of Ælfheah 
6 William the Conqueror
7 Sermo Lupi ad Anglos 
8 Ohthere and Wulfstan
9 The Story of Cædmon 
10 Boethius on Fame 
11 A Lyric for Advent 
12 The Battle of Maldon
13 The Wanderer 
14 The Dream of the Rood 
15 Wulf and Eadwacer 
16 The Wife¿s Lament 
17 The Husband¿s Message 
18 Judith 
Textual Notes 
Glossary 
References 
Index 

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100.
English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- Grammar.