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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Veturlidi  G. Oskarsson (IPA: Vɛtʏrlɪðɪ)
Institution: University of Uppsala
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Homepage: http://katalog.uu.se/empInfo?id=N96-6217
State and/or Country: Iceland   
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Specialty: Foreign influence on Icelandic 1200-1800; Icelandic lexicography; Language policy
Subject Language(s): Icelandic
Selected Publications: 'Middelnedertyske låneord i islandsk diplomsprog frem til år 1500.' Bibliotheca Arnamagnæana 43. Eds. Finn Hansen & Jonna Louis-Jensen. C. A. Reitzels Forlag, Copenhagen.

'Om hansesprogets påvirkning på islandsk administrativt sprog i senmiddelalderen'. In: Útnorður. West Nordic Standardisation and Variation. Ed. Kristján Árnason. Institute of Linguistics – University of Iceland Press, Reykjavik. Pp. 163–178.

'Niederdeutsche Lehnwörter im Isländischen. Gedanken über lexikalische Entlehnungen und Sprachpolitik.' Greifswalder Universitätsreden, Neue Folge nr. 104, 2002. Greifswald.

'Verbet isländskt ské'. In: Scripta Islandica 50 (1999):31–49.

'Är isländsk språkvård på rätt väg?' In: Scripta Islandica 50 (1999):64–71.

'Om låneord og fremmed påvirkning på ældre islandsk sprog'. In: Scripta Islandica 49 (1998):3–20.
Dissertation Abstract: Middelnedertyske låneord i islandsk diplomsprog frem til år 1500
Dissertation Director * of: Modern Icelandic Word Formation
(Yair Sapir, Author)

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