• Algeo, J. & T. Pyles. 2005. The Origins and Development of the English Language. Thomas Wadsworth.
  • Crystal, D. 2012. English as a Global Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Compendium with notes available from Akademika, texts and article:

Part 1 notes:              

  • Notes on OE and ME language (phonology, morphology and syntax)

Part 2 primary texts

  • ‘The Battle of Ashdown’                     
  • ‘The Voyage of Ohthere’                        
  • ‘The Nativity of Christ’: OE, ME, & eModE versions
  • The Orrmulum (extract)                        
  • Chaucer, G.: ‘The Wife of Bath’s Tale’ (extract)
  • Ascham, R.: ‘Seeing the Wind’
  • Wilson, T.: ‘Inkhorn Terms’
  • Greene, R.: Pandosto (extract)

Part 3 article:

  • Cameron, K. 1996. ‘Ch. 6: Scandinavian place-names’; pp. 73-87. In: English place names. London: BT Batsford.


Supplementary reading

  • Bennett, J.A.W. & G.V. Smithers (eds.). 1966. ‘Early Middle English’; pp. xviii-lviii of Early Middle English Verse and Prose, Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • Quirk, R. & C.L. Wrenn.1990. An Old English Grammar. London: Routledge.
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