There are a number of textbooks on Old English grammar now current, each with its own emphases and style of presentation (see my write-up). The traditional methods may seem dry, but some of the newer works lack a reference section. Students may therefore want to check their knowledge against multiple sources, using, say, Mitchell and Robinson as a reference grammar, Hasenfratz and Jambeck when they require further explanation or exercise, and Campbell as the highest authority and for regiolectal information. This table facilitates comparison by topic.
|topic||Baker||Campbell||Cassidy & Ringler||Hasenfratz & Jambeck||Mitchell & Robinson|
|pronouns||ch. 5||§§701–725||chs 6, 9, 10, 24||ch. 7||§§15–21|
|verbs||ch. 7||§§726–768||chs 7, 17–23||§§3.7–4.5, chs 8–9, §11.1||§§87–134, 187.3, 195–212|
|nouns||ch. 6||§§568–637||chs 13–15||§§2.1–3.6, ch. 10||§§22–62, 187.1|
|adjectives||ch. 8||§§638–660||chs 10, 12||§§6.1–6.8||§§63–76|
|adverbs||ch. 10.2||§§661–681||ch. 24||§§6.9–6.14||§135, 184|
|numerals||ch. 9||§§682–700||ch. 25||-||§§82–86|
Baker, Peter S. Introduction to Old English (2nd ed.). Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007.
Campbell, Alistair. Old English Grammar. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1959.
Cassidy, Frederic G., and Richard N. Ringler. Bright’s Old English Grammar & Reader (3rd ed., 2nd corrected printing). New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971.
Hasenfratz, Robert, and Thomas Jambeck. Reading Old English: A Primer and First Reader. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University Press, 2005.
Mitchell, Bruce, and Fred C. Robinson. A Guide to Old English (7th ed.). Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007.