Abstract or Introduction
This work answers the question, how the Anglo-Saxons taught and learned Latin.
The topic of how the Anglo-Saxons taught and learned Latin plays an important role in Anglo-Saxon history and was, and still is, investigated by quite a few historians and historical linguistics such as Patrizia Lendinara, Olga Timofeeva and Andy Orchard.
However, the knowledge about the Anglo-Saxons’ teaching and learning methods regarding Latin is not only of relevance from a historical perspective but also in the fields of contemporary theoretical linguistics, sociolinguistics and education studies. That is because the understanding of how the Anglo-Saxons learned and taught Latin allows us to draw parallels between the language that we call ‘English’ today and its connection to Latin, as well as shedding light on power relationships between languages constructed by society and the development of foreign language learning in educational settings.
In order to answer the given question, an awareness of the historical background, in particular, of how and when both the Latin language and the Anglo-Saxon tribes arrived in Britain, is vital.
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- Marie-Louise Meiser (Author), 2018, How did the Anglo-Saxons teach and learn Latin?, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1187661