The Syntax of Old Norse

The Syntax of Old Norse

This is the first account of Old Norse syntax for almost a hundred years and the first ever in a non-Scandinavian language.

Author: Jan Terje Faarlund

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199271108

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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This is the first account of Old Norse syntax for almost a hundred years and the first ever in a non-Scandinavian language. The language of the Vikings and of the Old Icelandic sagas is the best documented medieval Germanic language: the author presents a full analysis of its syntax and overviews of its phonology and morphology. He includes a complete bibliography of Old Norse syntax.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Comparative Syntax of Old English and Old Icelandic

Comparative Syntax of Old English and Old Icelandic

Web - based fora are the most lively source of discussion , though most of the
interest here is in comparative IndoEuropean work . Old English syntax is sadly
neglected . 3 . 2 The Syntax of Old Icelandic The term Old Icelandic is used here
as a ...

Author: Graeme Davis

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039102702

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 189

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Study of the syntax of Old English and Old Icelandic has for long been dominated by the impressions of early philologists. Their assertions that these languages were «free» in their word-order were for many years unchallenged. Only within the last two decades has it been demonstrated that the word-order of each shows regular patterns which approach the status of rules, and which may be precisely described. This book takes the subject one step further by offering a comparison of the syntax of Old English and Old Icelandic, the two best-preserved Old Germanic languages. Overwhelmingly the two languages show the same word-order patterns - as do the other Old Germanic languages, at least as far as can be determined from the fragments which have survived. It has long been recognised that Old English and Old Icelandic have a high proportion of common lexis and very similar morphology, yet the convention has been to emphasise the differences between the two as representatives respectively of the West and North sub-families of Germanic. The argument of this book is that the similar word-order of the two should instead lead us to stress the similarities between the two languages. Old English and Old Icelandic were sufficiently close to be mutually comprehensible. This thesis receives copious support from historical and literary texts. Our understanding of the Old Germanic world should be modified by the concept of a common «Northern Speech» which provided a common Germanic ethnic identity and a platform for the free flow of cultural ideas.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Syntax of the Reflexive Pronoun in Gothic and Old Norse

The Syntax of the Reflexive Pronoun in Gothic and Old Norse

The examples were excerpted directly onto index cards and then sorted and
listed according to syntactic category . ... For the section on old Norse , some
examples are taken from Nygaard's Norrøn Syntax ; in these instances , his work
will be ...

Author: Marilyn Louise Rose

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105039498428

Category: Germanic languages

Page: 370

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Categories: Germanic languages

A Grammar of the Icelandic Or Old Norse Tongue

A Grammar of the Icelandic Or Old Norse Tongue

This volume contains a reprint of the English translation (1843) by Sir George Webbe Dasent of Rask s "Anvising till Islandskan eller Nordiska Fornspraket" (1818).

Author: Rasmus Kristian Rask

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027208736

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 272

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This volume contains a reprint of the English translation (1843) by Sir George Webbe Dasent of Rask s "Anvising till Islandskan eller Nordiska Fornspraket" (1818). This re-edition, with an added bio-bibliography of Rask, should enable the linguist of today to obtain a fairly rounded picture of this important 19th-century scholar who, together with Bopp and Grimm, has justly been ranked among the founding fathers of the comparative-historical study of Indo-European languages.Rasmus Kristian Rask (1787 1832) did not occupy himself with historical linguistics alone as a comparativist, but also with language as a system based on a notion of structure comprised of three key ideas: the idea of wholeness, the idea of transformation (derivation and composition), and the idea of self-regulation. He formulated theoretical and practical premises for the composition of grammars, and in this he was far ahead of his time and in closer proximity to the linguistic concerns and problems of our era. From both theoretical and pedagogical points of view, Rask s grammar of Icelandic remains a most remarkable work.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Modern Icelandic Syntax

Modern Icelandic Syntax

[ The Syntax of the Language of the Edda . ] Indbydelsesskrift til den offentlige
Examen i Kristianias Kathedralskole 1865 . Nygaard , Marius . 1883. Om brugen
af konjunktiv i oldnorsk . ( On the Use of the Subjunctive in Old Norse . ) Arkiv 1 ...

Author: Joan Maling

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004373235

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 468

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This comprehensive overview of Icelandic syntax contains new analyses of word order and long-distance reflexivization, detailed studies of case-marking, and the first systematic description of the -st middles. It presents a complete picture of modern Icelandic syntax as seen in the tradition of generative grammar, striking a good balance between theory and description.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Structure of Old Norse Dr ttkv tt Poetry

The Structure of Old Norse  Dr  ttkv  tt  Poetry

caesura as “the strongest syntactic break” (“der stårkste syntaktische Einschnitt”)
in the line (1929:199). ... A random glance at the readings in Gordon's An
Introduction to Old Norse, however, yields the following prose sentences: Goðan
eigum ...

Author: Kari Ellen Gade

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501732447

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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The drottkvett was a form of Old Norse skaldic poetry composed to glorify a chieftain's deeds or to lament his death. Kari Ellen Gade explores the structural peculiarities of ninth- and tenth-century drottkvett poetry and suggests a solution to the mystery of the origins of the drottkvett and its eventual demise in the fourteenth century.
Categories: Literary Criticism

In Search of Universal Grammar

In Search of Universal Grammar

This volume in honor of Jan Terje Faarlund covers the areas in which he has contributed to linguistic theorizing, ranging from in-depth studies of Norwegian and Scandinavian grammar both synchronically and diachronically, to work on the ...

Author: Terje Lohndal

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027255853

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 361

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This volume in honor of Jan Terje Faarlund covers the areas in which he has contributed to linguistic theorizing, ranging from in-depth studies of Norwegian and Scandinavian grammar both synchronically and diachronically, to work on the Indian language Chiapas Zoque. The book is organized thematically with two chapters on each topic: The grammar of the Scandinavian languages (Tor A. Åfarli and Christer Platzack); language policies and sociolinguistics (Unn Røyneland and Peter Trudgill); French (Hans Petter Helland and Christine Meklenborg Salvesen); language change (Werner Abraham and Elly van Gelderen); lesser-studied languages (Alice Harris and Jerry Sadock); language acquisition (David Lightfoot and Marit Westergaard); and language evolution (Erika Hagelberg and Salikoko Mufwene). This book will be of interest to a wide range of readers, from students to scholars working on any of the areas covered.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax

Working Papers in Scandinavian Syntax

( December 1994 ) Jan - Wouter Zwart : The Minimalist Program and Germanic
Syntax . ... constructions Anna - Lena Wiklund : Pseudocoordination is
Subordination Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson : Word Order Variation in the VP in Old
Icelandic Tor A.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000124951850

Category: Scandinavian languages

Page:

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Categories: Scandinavian languages

Relative Chronology and Homiletic Style in the Old Icelandic Homily Book

Relative Chronology and Homiletic Style in the Old Icelandic Homily Book

SYNTAX AND STYLE As well as orthographic and morphologic criteria , larger
syntactic and stylistic features have also been related to age in Old Norse texts .
The problems in dating become more complex with these higher - level criteria .

Author: Sydney Louise Sims

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C2927762

Category: Isländska Homilieboken (Kungliga Biblioteket (Sweden))

Page: 170

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Categories: Isländska Homilieboken (Kungliga Biblioteket (Sweden))

The Nordic Languages

The Nordic Languages

The handbook is not tied to a particular methodology but keeps in principle to a pronounced methodological pluralism, encompassing all aspects of actual methodology.

Author: Oskar Bandle

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110148765

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1057

View: 221

The handbook is not tied to a particular methodology but keeps in principle to a pronounced methodological pluralism, encompassing all aspects of actual methodology. Moreover it combines diachronic with synchronic-systematic aspects, longitudinal sections with cross-sections (periods such as Old Norse, transition from Old Norse to Early Modern Nordic, Early Modern Nordic 1550-1800 and so on). The description of Nordic language history is built upon a comprehensive collection of linguistic data; it consists of more than 200 articles written by a multitude of authors from Scandinavian and German and English speaking countries. The organization of the book combines a central part on the detailed chronological developments and some chapters of a more general character: chapters on theory and methodology in the beginning and on overlapping spatio-temporal topics in the end.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The History of Linguistics in the Nordic Countries

The History of Linguistics in the Nordic Countries

In 1905 , Marius Nygaard ( 1838 – 1912 ) published a syntax of Old Norse ( cf .
Kristoffersen 1996 ) , which was not only the standard work in its field for a long
time , but which also represented a strong break with tradition . Since the first ...

Author: Even Hovdhaugen

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015053535269

Category: Linguistics

Page: 672

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Categories: Linguistics

Syntactic Reconstruction and Proto Germanic

Syntactic Reconstruction and Proto Germanic

This book offers reconstructions of various syntactic properties of Proto-Germanic, including verb position in main clauses, the syntax of the wh-system, and the (non-)occurrence of null pronominal subjects and objects.

Author: George Walkden

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198712299

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

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This book offers reconstructions of various syntactic properties of Proto-Germanic, including verb position in main clauses, the syntax of the wh-system, and the (non-)occurrence of null pronominal subjects and objects. Although previous studies have looked at the lexical and phonological reconstruction of Proto-Germanic, little is currently known about the syntax of the language, and it has even been argued that the reconstruction of syntax is impossible. Dr Walkden uses extensive evidence from the early Germanic languages - Old English, Old High German, Old Saxon, Old Norse, and Gothic - to show that syntactic reconstruction is not only possible but also profitable. He argues that while the reconstruction of syntax differs from lexical-phonological reconstruction due to the so-called 'correspondence problem', this is not insurmountable. In fact, the approach taken in current Minimalist theories, in which syntactic variation is attributed to the properties of lexical items, opens the door for syntactic reconstruction as lexical reconstruction. The book also discusses practical solutions for circumventing the correspondence problem, in particular the use of both distributional properties of lexical items and the phonological forms of such items in order to establish cognacy. The book will be of interest to historical linguists working on syntactic reconstruction and the Germanic languages, from graduate level upwards, as well as to advanced students of syntactic change more generally.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Syntax of the Genitive Case in the Lindisfarne Gospels

The Syntax of the Genitive Case in the Lindisfarne Gospels

Outside of this , I am told , the library is , however , very inadequately equipped ,
not only in the modern literature , but also in Old Norse . As will be seen from the
above no opportunity is offered for the study of any of the modern Scandinavian ...

Author: Christian Emil Bale

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026502653

Category:

Page: 51

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Categories:

Humanistic Studies The syntax of the genitive case of the Lindisfarne gospels A history of Scandinavian studies in American universities The divisions in the plays of Plautus and Terence Studies on Leopardi Studies on the Athena Parthenos of Pheidias An analysis of the interpretations of the Finnsburg documents Gottfried Keller s attitude toward literary criticism and theory

Humanistic Studies  The syntax of the genitive case of the Lindisfarne gospels  A history of Scandinavian studies in American universities  The divisions in the plays of Plautus and Terence  Studies on Leopardi  Studies on the Athena Parthenos of Pheidias  An analysis of the interpretations of the Finnsburg documents  Gottfried Keller s attitude toward literary criticism and theory

Outside of this , I am told , the library is , however , very inadequately equipped ,
not only in the modern literature , but also in Old Norse . As will be seen from the
above no opportunity is offered for the study of any of the modern Scandinavian ...

Author: University of Iowa

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015013438497

Category: Philology

Page:

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Categories: Philology

Syntactic Change

Syntactic Change

The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks, as well as studies that provide new insights by approaching language from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Author: Jan T. Faarlund

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110854947

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 229

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TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS is a series of books that open new perspectives in our understanding of language. The series publishes state-of-the-art work on core areas of linguistics across theoretical frameworks as well as studies that provide new insights by building bridges to neighbouring fields such as neuroscience and cognitive science. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS considers itself a forum for cutting-edge research based on solid empirical data on language in its various manifestations, including sign languages. It regards linguistic variation in its synchronic and diachronic dimensions as well as in its social contexts as important sources of insight for a better understanding of the design of linguistic systems and the ecology and evolution of language. TRENDS IN LINGUISTICS publishes monographs and outstanding dissertations as well as edited volumes, which provide the opportunity to address controversial topics from different empirical and theoretical viewpoints. High quality standards are ensured through anonymous reviewing.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

... LL07103 Universal Grammar and the acquisition of English L3 syntax ;
LL04651 Language Outcomes of 7 - Year - Old ... LL05533 Prepositional Objects
from Old Norse to Modern Norwegian : A Study of Valence in Lexically Closely
Related ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078291369

Category: Language and languages

Page:

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Categories: Language and languages

The Kenning in Anglo Saxon and Old Norse Poetry

The Kenning in Anglo Saxon and Old Norse Poetry

Although MEISSNER does not separate style from syntax , he is inclined to
subordinate the one to the other , with the result that certain linguistic tendencies
are lost sight of . Style is not the slave of syntax , for , in language the syntax may
pass ...

Author: Hendrik van der Merwe Scholtz

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3393411

Category: English language

Page: 180

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Categories: English language

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

Jah , ending in 1 ( as in Gothic and Old Norse vast , gafl , thou wort , aflet uns
thatei skulans sijaima , siaswe jah weis aflotam thaim gavest ) by the
corresponding form of tho sulgunctive ( Old English skulam unsaraim . Jah ni
briggais uns in ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3993936

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

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Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries