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The continental backgrounds of English and its insular development until 1154

Author: Hans Frede Nielsen
Publisher: Odense, [Denmark] : Odense University Press ; Portland, OR : International Specialized Book Services, 1998.
Series: North-Western European language evolution, Supplement ; v. 19.
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Nielsen, Hans Frede, 1943-
Continental backgrounds of English and its insular development until 1154.
Odense, [Denmark] : Odense University Press ; Portland, OR : International Specialized Book Services, 1998
(OCoLC)606283540
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans Frede Nielsen
ISBN: 8778384206 9788778384201
OCLC Number: 40737856
Description: xiv, 234 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Quest for a Title --
'Fascination is our Theme' --
The Importance of English Language History: A Practical Demonstration --
Studying English Language History --
Cultural history --
Access to early literature --
Marginal and competing forms --
Linguistic affinities --
'Fascination is our theme'. An appetizer --
Foreign Borrowings and Other New Words --
Loan words --
Other lexical innovations --
Inherited Material --
Words of Germanic origin --
Morphological extension --
Some Factors Involved in Language Change --
Heritage and contact --
Principle of least effort --
Linguistic variation --
Coining new words --
The Continental Backgrounds of English --
The Emergence of Comparative and Historical Linguistics --
The Tower of Babel --
Bopp, Rask and Grimm --
Indo-European and Indo-Germanic --
Indo-European and Beyond --
The Indo-European language family --
Indian --
Iranian --
Armenian --
Hittite --
Phrygian --
Greek --
Thracian --
Illyrian --
Albanian --
Venetic --
Italic --
Celtic --
Germanic --
Baltic --
Slavic --
Tocharian --
The affinities of Indo-European with other language families: Nostratic --
The Indo-European homeland --
The diversification of Indo-European and the position of Germanic --
Tree diagram and wave theory --
'Old European' river names --
The Germanic homeland --
The Old Germanic Languages --
Earliest attestation --
Germanic diagnostic features --
Early Germanic dialect geography --
Early emigrant languages --
Early dialect grouping: three models --
The dialectal position of the early runic language.
Series Title: North-Western European language evolution, Supplement ; v. 19.
Responsibility: Hans Frede Nielsen.

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