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Title: Advances in Old Frisian Philology
Edited By: Rolf H. Bremmer
Stephen Laker
Oebele Vries
URL: http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?BookId=ABAG+64
Series Title: Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik 64/Estrikken 80

Advances in Old Frisian Philology is the third thematic volume in the series Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik dedicated entirely to study of Medieval Frisian language, literature, history and culture. Like its two predecessors, Aspects of Old Frisian Philology (1990, repr. 2007) and Approaches to Old Frisian Philology (1998), the current volume combines the expertise of scholars of medieval Frisian studies with that of specialists from adjacent fields who have been invited to bring their expertise to the discipline of Old Frisian. In addition to contributions on the Old Frisian law codices, literary texts, customs and law, many of the twenty articles in the current volume concentrate on linguistic topics, such as runic inscriptions, phonology, syntax, semantics, language contact, loanwords and dialectal issues of scribal transmission.


List of Abbreviations
Rolf H. Bremmer Jr: Old Frisian Philology: Along the Road
Alderik H. Blom: Language Admixture in the Old West Frisian Basle
Wedding Speeches

Rolf H. Bremmer Jr: Language and Contents of the Old Frisian Manuscripts
from Rüstringen (c.1300): A ‘Veritable Mixtum Compositum’
Kees Dekker: Sibrandus Siccama on the Lex Frisionum (1617): Frisian
Identity as a Philological Construct
Siebren Dyk: Jorwert Breaking: A Late Old West Frisian Sound Change
Concetta Giliberto: The Fifteen Signs of Doomsday of the First Riustring
Eric Hoekstra and Sjoerd M. Siebinga: Exploring the Distribution of
, the Old Frisian Counterpart of Modern English any, Modern
Dutch enig
Stephen Laker: Palatalization of Velars: A Major Link of Old English and
Old Frisian
Erika Langbroek: Die Sprache von Bernardus Rordahusim in der
niederdeutschen Apokalypse der Baseler Handschrift F.VII.12, folio 211r-217r
Rosemarie Lühr: Bedingungssätze in altfriesischen Rechtstexten
Henk D. Meijering: Dat nye lantrecht. Altfriesisches Recht im
fünfzehnten und sechzehnten Jahrhundert – Nachleben oder Neuanfang?
Johannes A. Mol: Gallows in Late Medieval Frisia
Roberta Nedoma: Die voraltfriesischen Personennamen der Runeninschriften
auf dem Webschwert von Westeremden, dem Schwertchen von Arum und anderen
Anne Tjerk Popkema: Die altfriesischen Eidesbezeichnungen
Irmengard Rauch: Gender Semiotics, Anglo-Frisian wīf, and Old
Frisian Noun Gender
Joseph C. Salmons: What Old Frisian Can Tell Us about the History of
I-Umlaut across West Germanic
Laura Catherine Smith: Old Frisian Vowel Balance and its Relationship to
West Germanic Apocope and Syncope
Ineke VAN ‘T Spijker: The Vita Siardi: Inwardness, Community and
Heavenly Bliss in Thirteenth-century Frisia
Oebele Vries: Her Bendix is wrbeck fonden. Die altfriesische
Terminologie im Bereich des Zivilprozessrechtes
David Yeandle: Early Christian Loans in Old Frisian: The Linguistic Evidence
List of Contributors

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Rodopi
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Frisian, Old
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9042021810
ISBN-13: 9789042021815
Pages: 510
Prices: Europe EURO 100.00