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Title: Language Contact and Development around the North Sea
URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/cilt.321
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 321
Description:

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

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Contact
Language Family(ies): Germanic
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ISBN-13: 9789027274663
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