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Runes and Germanic linguistics [electronic resource] / by Elmer H. Antonsen.

Author/Creator:
Antonsen, Elmer H.
Publication:
Berlin : New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 2002.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (404 p.)
Series:
Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM]
Trends in linguistics. Studies and monographs ; 140
Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] ; 140
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Subjects:
Inscriptions, Runic.
Old Norse language.
Runes.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The older runic inscriptions (ca. AD 150 - 450) represent the earliest attestation of any Germanic language. The close relationship of these inscriptions to the archaic Mediterranean writing traditions is demonstrated through the linguistic and orthographic analysis presented here. The extraordinary importance of these inscriptions for a proper understanding of the prehistory and early history of the present-day Germanic languages, including English, becomes abundantly clear once the accu-mulation of unfounded claims of older mythological and cultic studies is cleared away.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Chapter 1 What is runology?
Chapter 2 The oldest recorded Germanic
Chapter 3 The earliest Germanic writing system
Chapter 4 The graphemic system of the older runes
Chapter 5 The fifteenth rune
Chapter 6 Age and origin of the fu├żark
Chapter 7 Reading runic inscriptions
Chapter 8 Dating runic inscriptions
Chapter 9 Sacral or secular?
Chapter 10 Runic typology
Chapter 11 Phonological rules and paradigms
Chapter 12 Some controversial grammatical forms
Chapter 13 Runic syntax
Chapter 14 "Archaicizing" inscriptions
Chapter 15 The Weser runebones
Chapter 16 Old English digraphic spellings
References
Index of inscriptions
Index of runic words
Index of names
Index of subjects
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [343]-366) and indexes.
ISBN:
3-11-088552-2
OCLC:
843635544
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9783110885521 doi