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The Languages of Scandinavia: Seven Sisters of the North

Ruth H. Sanders

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226493893
eISBN:
9780226493923
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493923.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Five Germanic languages--Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Icelandic, and Faroese--along with two Finno-Ugric languages--Finnish and Sami--have lived in neighboring territory in the North for millennia. ... More


Residual V-to-I

Dianne Jonas

in Syntactic Effects of Morphological Change

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250691
eISBN:
9780191719455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250691.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines new data from Older and Modern Faroese, Older Scots, and Shetland Dialect that bring into question the nature of the relationship between the richness of morphology and (the ... More


The Phonology of Icelandic and Faroese

Kristján Árnason

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199229314
eISBN:
9780191728464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229314.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

The book presents a detailed comparative description of the phonological structure of Icelandic and Faroese and discusses problems in their analysis from a fairly broad theoretical perspective. The ... More


Faroese consonant segments

Kristján Árnason

in The Phonology of Icelandic and Faroese

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199229314
eISBN:
9780191728464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199229314.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Language Families

This chapter describes the Faroese consonant system, giving an overview, and discussing parallel problems to those in Icelandic, such things as the relation between the fortis and lenis consonant ... More


Faroese Emerges

Ruth H. Sanders

in The Languages of Scandinavia: Seven Sisters of the North

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226493893
eISBN:
9780226493923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493923.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

Faroese and Icelandic began to be recognized as separate from their Old Norse mother language after the writing of the sagas (the twelfth through the fourteenth centuries), but at first they were ... More


Ideal Speakers and Other Speakers: The Case of Dative and Some Other Cases

Höskuldur Thráinsson

in Variation in Datives: A Microcomparative Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199937363
eISBN:
9780199980710
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937363.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses the nature of intraspeaker variation and it is based on data from three large variation studies: syntactic variation in Icelandic and Faroese (IceDiaSyn and FarDiaSyn) and ... More


Bardic dictionaries: Faroese, Serbian, and Breton

John Considine

in Small Dictionaries and Curiosity: Lexicography and Fieldwork in Post-Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198785019
eISBN:
9780191827211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785019.003.0027
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, English Language

The connection between lexicography and orally transmitted heroic poetry was made in widely dispersed locations in the age of Romanticism. In the Faroe Islands, Jens Christian Svabo compiled a ... More


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