کتاب An Introduction to Old English به بررسی زبان انگلیسی باستان یعنی در دههها و سده های پیشین می پردازد.
کتاب درآمدی بر انگلیسی باستان
دانستن تاریخ ادبیات برای بسیاری از افرادی که در حوزهی ادبیات و زبان انگلیسی فعالیت می کنند امری ضروری و کاربردی است. این کتاب شاید بیشتر مورد توجه دانش پژوهان و اساتید رشته زبان انگلیسی گرایش ادبیات باشد. در این کتاب به بررسی ساختار اسامی، صفات، افعال و دیگر اجزای پایهی زبان در سده های پیشین پرداخته شده است. در کل منبعی بسیار عالی برای مطالعه در خصوص چگونگی ایجاد تغییر و تحولات در سیر تاریخی زبان انگلیسی می باشد.
An Introduction to Old English
This textbook is designed for students for whom this is the first experience of the language of the earliest period of English, namely the period from the time of the invasions of Britain by the English in the fifth century until the time of the Norman Conquest or shortly thereafter. If it is undoubtedly true that the first sighting of the English of that time comes as a shock to most beginning students, there can be no doubt that an understanding of that language is essential for a proper appreciation of how English has evolved over time.
The approach taken here is somewhat different from that usually taken in introductory textbooks of Old English. Most such books offer a two-part solution, consisting, firstly, of a freestanding account of the grammar, and, secondly, a group of texts which the student is expected to read by reference to the relevant material in the grammar.
The distinctive feature of this work is that I have attempted to present an integrated account, in which, for the most part, accounts of the linguistic history of Old English are immediately followed by relevant and exemplary texts. Given the scope of this work, this has meant that some traditional features have had to be omitted. For example, there are no complete texts, except in one special case, and of necessity the grammar sections are also not as full as those which some textbooks provide. On the other hand, alongside some features not usually present at this level, such as a discussion of dialectal material, the material presented here is intended to provide the amount of work which can sensibly be covered in one-term or one-semester courses of the kind common today.
I have deliberately omitted some features which are usually included; in particular there is at no point any extended discussion of phonology. There is no doubt that the student who wishes to take his or her study of Old English further will need, at that stage, to acquire a deeper knowledge of the phonological features of the language. But my own experiences suggest that too great an emphasis on phonology at a very early stage actually inhibits an understanding of other linguistic matters and even of the reading of original texts. Also, unlike in the other texts viii in this series, there are no discussions of the exercises. This would have been pointless given that for the most part these exercises consist only of passages for translation.
Throughout this work I have tried, wherever appropriate, to relate Old English structures to those of the present day. The principal motivation for this is to demonstrate how much of the language has remained stable over time, rather than merely to assist the reader in his or her understanding of Old English. I am also aware that this work will often be used by readers whose first language is other than English, and therefore I have tried to relate Old English structures to those of our nearest relatives.
هم اکنون کتاب ارزشمند درآمدی بر انگلیسی باستان را می توانید از زبان پژوه دریافت فرمایید.
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- نویسنده: Richard Hogg
- ناشر: Edingburg University Press
- تعداد صفحات: 174 صفحه
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