The origin of Standard Old English and Æthelwold's school at Winchester

  title={The origin of Standard Old English and {\aE}thelwold's school at Winchester},
  author={Helmut Gneuss},
  journal={Anglo-Saxon England},
  pages={63 - 83}
  • H. Gneuss
  • Published 1 January 1972
  • Linguistics, History
  • Anglo-Saxon England
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