Bruce Mitchell. (Fred C. Robinson).
Introduction. (John Walmsley).
1 Eight Notes on the Beowulf Text. (Alfred Bammesberger).
2 A Point Well-Taken: Manuscript Punctuation and Old English Poems. (Daniel Donoghue).
3 The Incomparable Wryness of Old English Poetry. (Roberta Frank).
4 Straining Words and Striving Voices: Polysemy and Ambiguity and the Importance of Context in the Disclosure of Meaning. (Antonette diPaolo Healey).
5 "Eala, Geferan and Gode Wyrhtan": On Interjections in Old English. (Risto Hiltunen).
6 Speaking One's Mind in The Wanderer. (Susan Irvine).
7 Wulfstan's Scandinavian Loanword Usage: An aspect of the linguistic situation in the late Old English Danelaw. (Tadao Kubouchi).
8 An Aspect of Old English Poetic Diction: The Postpositioning of Prepositions. (Michael Lapidge).
9 Issues for Editors of Anglo-Saxon Poetry in Manuscript Form. (Bernard J. Muir).
10 Language and style in two anonymous Old English Easter homilies. (Hiroshi Ogawa).
11 Latin influence on an Old English idiom: 'to wit'. (Matti Rissanen).
12 Germanic *Uargaz (O.E. Wearh) and the Finnish evidence. (Fred C. Robinson).
13 How the Leopard Got its Spots. English Grammatical.
Categories, Latin terms. (John Walmsley).
A Bibliography of Writings by Bruce Mitchell 1956-2004.
List of Editions used.
Index of Names.
Index of Old English Words and Phrases.
Index of Subjects.
- Inside Old English gives readers a comprehensive insight into the world of Old English.
- Consists of a series of original essays written by prominent specialists in the field in honour of the eminent Oxford scholar, Bruce Mitchell (co-author of the best-selling textbook, A Guide to Old English, 6th edition, Blackwell, 2001).
- Encourages readers to engage with the literary, cultural, intellectual, religious and historical contexts of Old English texts.
- Explores the problems scholars face in interpreting and editing Old English texts.
- Highlights the essential secondary literature for each topic.