A Grammar of Old English: Phonology, Volume 1 by Richard M. Hogg

By Richard M. Hogg

First released in 1992, A Grammar of outdated English, quantity 1: Phonology used to be a landmark ebook that during the intervening years has now not been handed in its intensity of scholarship and usability to the sphere. With the 2011 posthumous book of Richard M. Hogg's Volume 2: Morphology, Volume 1 is back in print, now in paperback, in order that students can personal this whole paintings.

  • Takes account of significant advancements either within the box of previous English reports and in linguistic conception
  • Takes complete good thing about the Dictionary of OldEnglish undertaking at Toronto, and comprises complete cross-references to the DOE info
  • Fully makes use of paintings in phonemic and generative concept and comparable subject matters
  • Provides fabric an important for destiny examine either in diachronic and synchronic phonology and in old sociolinguistics

Content:
Chapter 1 creation (pages 1–9):
Chapter 2 Orthography and Phonology (pages 10–51):
Chapter three The Vowels in Germanic (pages 52–65):
Chapter four The Consonants in Germanic (pages 66–73):
Chapter five outdated English Vowels (pages 74–213):
Chapter 6 Unstressed Vowels (pages 214–245):
Chapter 7 previous English Consonants (pages 246–300):

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However, where a back vowel followed the palatal consonant, as in se7an ‘seek’, the alternative 〈ea〉 spellings, such as se7ean, did not represent diphthongs but showed only a diacritical use of 〈e〉 to indicate the palatal nature of the preceding consonant. 3 Thus the traditional position holds that 〈ea, eo, io〉 always represented diphthongs both long and short except where the orthographic evidence suggests otherwise or the linguistic development is implausible (as is true of se7ean). 21. 1 In conflating the opinions of these and other scholars certain minor differences between them are inevitably ignored.

Wicga ‘beetle’ against hoga ‘care’, wiga ‘warrior’. The status of [gg] appears to be somewhat marginal, for it is restricted to a small group of forms, see Hogg (1982a) for further discussion. 65 and references therein. 64. 50. 62 The OE sibilants show only a two-way contrast in articulation, between dental-alveolar and palato-alveolar. The dental-alveolar sibilant patterns exactly as the dental nonsibilant fricative, and has an allophonic alternation of [voice], but the palato-alveolar sibilant is always voiceless.

Wicga ‘beetle’ against hoga ‘care’, wiga ‘warrior’. The status of [gg] appears to be somewhat marginal, for it is restricted to a small group of forms, see Hogg (1982a) for further discussion. 65 and references therein. 64. 50. 62 The OE sibilants show only a two-way contrast in articulation, between dental-alveolar and palato-alveolar. The dental-alveolar sibilant patterns exactly as the dental nonsibilant fricative, and has an allophonic alternation of [voice], but the palato-alveolar sibilant is always voiceless.

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