LANGUAGE VARIATION AND CHANGE IN ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL EUROPE: Old & Middle English - Old High German - Old Norse - Old Romance - Ancient Greek

ELLY VAN GELDEREN: OLD AND MIDDLE ENGLISH: MORPHOSYNTAX IN MANUSCRIPTS

Elly van Gelderen

(Arizona State University)

Aim and Organization:

The aim is to look at a variety of manuscripts and to provide accurate transcriptions and translations and to analyze these from a syntactic and morphological point of view. We will discuss what looking at manuscripts has to offer.

Each class period will center around two (or three) texts. There will be an introduction, discussion, and some hands-on work. The first two chapters of the textbook are assumed as background information and for reference; the third, fourth, and fifth form the core.

Learning outcomes:

-be able to examine manuscripts written in insular, Carolingian, Gothic, and italic

hands, and discuss transcription methods.

-to discuss the morpho-syntax of these texts

-understand analytic-synthetic as it applies to the language between 600 and 1600.

Textbook: Elly van Gelderen 2016. Old, Middle, and Early Modern Morphology and Syntax through Texts, pdf is available at http://www.public.asu.edu/~gelderen/HES.htm

 

ECLASS: free.openeclass.org/courses/ENG224