TitleLinguistic Boundaries, Speaking of Borders, II: Close Language Contact
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
OrganiserRoderick McDonald, Emu Forge, Sheffield
Moderator/ChairChristine Wallis, School of English, University of Sheffield
Paper 320-a 'Ek kemr, ek sér, ek vinnr': Norwegian Influence on Old Icelandic Verb Inflection
(Language: English)
Katrín Lísa L Mikaelsdóttir, Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavík
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Scandinavian; Manuscripts and Palaeography
Paper 320-b Faroese, Shetlanders, and Not-Vikings in Scotland: When Old Norse Loans in the Gaelic Languages Are Not Old Norse Loans - But What Are They?
(Language: English)
Roderick McDonald, Emu Forge, Sheffield
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Celtic; Language and Literature - Scandinavian
AbstractThis panel examines boundaries between closely-related medieval Nordic languages both linguistically and geographically, and the implications this has for how we understand the shared and differentiated characteristics of such languages. Mikaelsdóttir examines the morphological relationships between Old Icelandic and Old Norwegian, while Vrieland considers early medieval evidence for the interaction between Faroese and Danish. McDonald considers possible loanword evidence in Scottish Gaelic that might point to Faroese and Norn influence, rather than Old Norse.