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LINGUIST List 23.2254

Thu May 10 2012

Books: Language Contact and Development around the North Sea: Stenroos, Mäkinen, Særheim (Eds)

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Date: 09-May-2012
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: Language Contact and Development around the North Sea: Stenroos, Mäkinen, Særheim (Eds)
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Title: Language Contact and Development around the North Sea
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 321
Published: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/cilt.321

Editor: Merja Stenroos
Editor: Martti Mäkinen
Editor: Inge Særheim
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027274663 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027274663 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027248398 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 105.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027248398 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027248398 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30
Abstract:

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

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Historical Linguistics
                            Language Contact
Language Family(ies): Germanic

Written In: English (eng)

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