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By Richard M. Hogg

The Cambridge heritage of the English Language is the 1st multi-volume paintings to supply an entire and authoritative account of the background of English. This quantity offers with the heritage of English as much as the Norman conquest. every one bankruptcy offers a chronologically-oriented presentation of the information, surveys scholarship within the region and takes complete account of the influence of constructing and present linguistic conception at the interpretation of the information. The chapters were written with a purpose to be obtainable either to experts and nonspecialists, and feature been rigorously edited by way of Profesor Hogg to create an built-in strategy. this may be crucial interpreting for all these attracted to the historical past of the English language.

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See also Whitelock 1955 for an excellent introduction to the documents of the period, but Robertson 1939, Whitelock 1930 and Harmer 1952 provide selections of the original material. There are numerous good introductions to the history of the period, amongst which might be mentioned Hunter Blair 1956 and Loyn 1984. For an authoritative full-length study, Stenton 1971 remains unrivalled. An interesting work which offers new perspectives on Anglo-Saxon history, as well as being lavishly and beautifully illustrated, is Campbell et al.

Monasticism continued to be of prime importance in the later years of Ethelred's reign (although rarely to good effect) and beyond. At the same time the Schiftsprache continued to spread, though it was sometimes modified to local tastes and needs, as in the case of Wulfstan, bishop of Worcester, archbishop of York and a prominent figure both in the latter part of Ethelred's reign and in the first part of Cnut's. Although the general linguistic situation changed only slowly in response to Norman influences, the Norman Conquest created a much more drastic change in ecclesiastical life.

Elfric was primarily a theological scholar (unlike many monks, whose interests were as often secular as religious), and a prolific writer. Best known for his series of Catholic Homilies and his Lives of the Saints, he also wrote a Grammar for his pupils studying Latin and translating into Old English. 3 below and chapter 8 for fuller relevant discussion), from the narrow linguistic point of view iElfric's writings are remarkable for the consistency of language and the careful orthography, both key aspects of a standard language.

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