A Grammar of Old English: v. 1 Phonology

A Grammar of Old English: v. 1 Phonology

By: Richard M. Hogg (author)Paperback

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First published in 1992, A Grammar of Old English, Volume 1: Phonology was a landmark publication that in the intervening years has not been surpassed in its depth of scholarship and usefulness to the field. With the 2011 posthumous publication of Richard M. Hogg's Volume 2: Morphology, Volume 1 is again in print, now in paperback, so that scholars can own this complete work. * Takes account of major developments both in the field of Old English studies and in linguistic theory * Takes full advantage of the Dictionary of Old English project at Toronto, and includes full cross-references to the DOE data * Fully utilizes work in phonemic and generative theory and related topics * Provides material crucial for future research both in diachronic and synchronic phonology and in historical sociolinguistics

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The late Richard M. Hogg was Professor of English Language at the University of Manchester. He was the General Editor of the Cambridge History of the English Language and author, with C. B. McCully, of Metrical Phonology: A Coursebook (1987), and editor, with David Denison, of A History of the English Language (2008).

Contents

Preface viii List of abbreviations xi 1 Introduction 1 2 Orthography and phonology 10 3 The vowels in Germanic 52 I Primitive Germanic ( 1-4) 52 II Vowel harmony ( 5-12) 53 III Loss of nasals and compensatory lengthening ( 13-15) 55 IV Diphthongization ( 16-19) 56 V Influence of */z/ ( 20-1) 59 VI Long vowels ( 22-6) 59 VII Unstressed vowels ( 27-33) 62 VIII Raising of back vowels ( 34) 64 4 The consonants in Germanic 66 I Primitive Germanic ( 1-3) 66 II Verner's Law ( 4-5) 67 III Germanic approximants ( 6-9) 68 IV Consonant loss ( 10) 70 V West Germanic gemination ( 11-14) 71 VI Miscellanea ( 15-19) 72 5 Old English vowels 74 I First fronting and associated changes ( 3-15) 75 II Breaking ( 16-34) 82 III Restoration of A ( 35-40) 93 IV Lowering of second elements of diphthongs ( 41-6) 99 V Palatal diphthongization ( 47-73) 104 VI I-umlaut ( 74-86) 118 VII Second fronting ( 87-92) 135 VIII Anglian smoothing ( 93-102) 139 IX Back umlaut ( 103-12) 149 X Palatal umlaut ( 113-18) 163 XI Palatal monophthongization ( 119-23) 166 XII Compensatory lengthening ( 124-30) 169 XIII Hiatus ( 131-54) 172 XIV Merger of /io/ and /eo/ ( 155-62) 185 XV West Saxon developments of high front vowels and diphthongs ( 163-75) 190 XVI The influence of /w/ ( 176-87) 198 XVII The development of Kentish front vowels ( 188-96) 203 XVIII Changes in quantity ( 197-205) 206 XIX Monophthongization of diphthongs ( 206-14) 210 XX Merger of /ae/ and /w/ ( 215-16) 213 6 Unstressed vowels 214 I First fronting and associated changes ( 2-6) 214 II Breaking, palatal diphthongization, i-umlaut, and back umlaut ( 7-12) 217 III Syncope and apocope ( 13-25) 220 IV Shortening ( 26-33) 227 V Epenthesis and syllabification ( 34-45) 230 VI Mergers of unstressed vowels ( 46-62) 235 VII Unstressed medial vowels ( 63-71) 242 7 Old English consonants 246 I Dissimilation ( 4-14) 247 II Palatalization and assibilation ( 15-43) 252 III Development of fricatives (i): lenition ( 44-53) 270 IV Development of fricatives (ii): voicing and devoicing ( 54-68) 276 V Post-vocalic approximants ( 69-76) 283 VI Consonant clusters ( 77-97) 287 VII Loss of final nasals ( 98-100) 298 VIII Late Old English changes ( 101-3) 299 References 301 Word index 315

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  • publication date: 04/02/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781444339338
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 364
  • ID: 9781444339338
  • weight: 548
  • ISBN10: 1444339338

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