Chapter 15. Late Old English (899–1066)

  1. Haruko Momma Associate Professor of English2 and
  2. Michael Matto Assistant Professor Director guest-editor3
  1. Mechthild Gretsch Professor

Published Online: 16 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302851.ch15

A Companion to the History of the English Language

A Companion to the History of the English Language

How to Cite

Gretsch, M. (2008) Late Old English (899–1066), in A Companion to the History of the English Language (eds H. Momma and M. Matto), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302851.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 2

    New York University, USA

  2. 3

    Adelphi University, USA

Author Information

  1. Universität Gättingen, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 18 JUL 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405129923

Online ISBN: 9781444302851

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Keywords:

  • shaping influence of Latin on linguistic and stylistic levels of Old English;
  • Standard Old English and Winchester vocabulary;
  • “Kingdom of all England”;
  • Kingdom of Anglo-Saxons and Wessex, Sussex, Kent;
  • no marked change in intellectual preoccupations;
  • “Alfredian” texts;
  • Alfred's translation of Pope Gregory's Regula pastoralis;
  • Junius Psalter with its Old English gloss;
  • Standard Old English – its origin, nature, and dissemination

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading