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The Syntax of Old Norse
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The Syntax of Old Norse: With a survey of the inflectional morphology and a complete bibliography

Jan Terje Faarlund


This is the first account of Old Norse syntax for a hundred years, and the first ever in a non-Scandinavian language. It presents a full analysis of the syntax of the language, and succinct descriptions of its phonology and inflectional morphology. Old Norse is the language used from the early ninth century till the late fourteenth century in Norway, Iceland, and the Faroes, and in the Norse settlements in the British Isles and Greenland. It was the language of the Vikings and of the Old Icelandic sagas, and it is the best-documented medieval Germanic language. The syntactic analyses in the bo ... More

Keywords: Old Norse, Germanic, historical syntax, generative grammar, inflectional morphology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199235599
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199235599.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan Terje Faarlund, author
University of Oslo
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