Language Contact and Development around the North Sea: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 321

Martti Mäkinen (Redaktör), Merja Stenroos (Redaktör), Inge Saerheim (Redaktör)

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Sammanfattning

This volume brings together eleven studies on the history of language and writing in the North Sea area, with focus on contacts and interchanges through time. Its range spans from the investigation of pre-Germanic place-names to present-day Shetland; the materials studied include glosses, legal and trade documents as well as place names and modern dialects. The volume is unique in its combination of linguistics and place-name studies with literacy studies, which allows for a very dynamic picture of the history of language contact and texts in the North Sea area. Different approaches come together to illuminate a major insight: the omnipresence of multilingualism as a context for language development and a formative characteristic of literacy. Among the contributors are experts on English, Nordic and German language history. The book will be of interest to a wide range of scholars and students working on the history of Northern European languages, literacy studies and language contact
OriginalspråkEngelska
UtgivningsortAmsterdam and Philadelphia
FörlagJohn Benjamins Publishing Company
Antal sidor235
ISBN (tryckt)978 90 272 4839 8
ISBN (elektroniskt)978 90 272 7466 3
StatusPublicerad - 18.04.2012
MoE-publikationstypC2 Redigeradt verk

Publikationsserier

NamnCurrent Issues in Linguistic Theory
FörlagJohn Benjamins
Nr.321

Nyckelord

  • 612,1 Språkvetenskaper
  • KOTA2012

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  • Aktiviteter

    • 1 Forskningsantologi / bok

    University of Stavanger / Hanken School of Economics, Helsinki (Förlag)

    Martti Mäkinen (Redaktör)

    01.09.200931.03.2012

    Aktivitet: Referentgranskning av publikationer och redaktionellt arbeteForskningsantologi / bok

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    Mäkinen, M., Stenroos, M., & Saerheim, I. (Red.) (2012). Language Contact and Development around the North Sea: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 321. (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory; Nr. 321). John Benjamins Publishing Company. http://benjamins.com/#catalog/books/cilt.321/main