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Gemini, the Twins: Faroese and Icelandic

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/9780226493923.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

In the ninth century AD, the Norse settled first in the Faroe Islands, and then in Iceland, where they built a farming and fishing economy. The Norse culture created in the Faroes and Iceland was ... More


Introduction

George Walkden

in Syntactic Reconstruction and Proto-Germanic

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198712299
eISBN:
9780191780837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712299.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter outlines the aims of the book in more detail. It presents the approach to history that will be taken, as well as details of the syntactic theory adopted, and some discussion of the five ... More


Introduction to Scandinavian loanwords in English

Philip Durkin

in Borrowed Words: A History of Loanwords in English

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199574995
eISBN:
9780191771446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574995.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Lexicography, Historical Linguistics

Estimates of the extent of Scandinavian settlement in England are examined, and their implications for linguistic history assessed. The cover-term ‘early Scandinavian’ for early North Germanic ... More


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