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Description - Inside Old English by John Walmsley

"Inside Old English: Essays in Honour of Bruce Mitchell" gives readers a comprehensive insight into the world of Old English. This title 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). It encourages readers to engage with the literary, cultural, intellectual, religious and historical contexts of Old English texts. It explores the problems scholars face in interpreting and editing Old English texts. It highlights the essential secondary literature for each topic. Each of the contributors writes in a straightforward and authoritative style, drawing out connections between different contexts and pointing readers towards the essential secondary literature for each topic.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405114837
ISBN-10: 1405114835
Format: Hardback
(235mm x 160mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - John Walmsley

John Walmsley studied English Language and Literature at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and General Linguistics, and History of Education, at Edinburgh and Durham respectively. He held teaching posts at Hamburg University and St Mary's College, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, before being appointed Professor of English at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. His publications cover topics in linguistics, applied linguistics and foreign language teaching, and the history of linguistics. Current interests include the role of linguistics in education. From 1993 to 1994 he was Visiting Fellow at the Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics (RCEAL), Cambridge, UK.

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