Session1607
TitleLexicography and Loanwords in Britain and Ireland, I
Date/TimeThursday 6 July 2017: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorGersum Project / Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
 
OrganiserBrittany Schorn, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
 
Moderator/ChairMáire Ní Mhaonaigh, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
 
Paper 1607-a First Catch Your Viking: Identifying the Old Norse Borrowings in English
(Language: English)
Richard Dance, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Middle English; Language and Literature - Old English; Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Paper 1607-b 'Bastard' but not 'Contract': Towards a Policy for Admitting Loanwords into the Dictionary of the Irish Language
(Language: English)
Sharon J. Arbuthnot, Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language (eDIL) / School of Modern Languages, Queen's University Belfast
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Celtic; Language and Literature - Comparative
Paper 1607-c From 'Alkali' to 'Yssac': Borrowings in Anglo-Norman
(Language: English)
Heather Pagan, Anglo-Norman Dictionary, Aberystwyth University
Index Terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan; Language and Literature - Middle English
 
AbstractThe profound, lasting, and varied impact of language contact in medieval Britain and Ireland has been highlighted and explored in current lexicographical research on loanwords, and the speakers in this session are all part of ongoing research projects in this area. By considering English, Irish, and Anglo-Norman alongside each other, this session will facilitate comparisons between them as well as discussion of broader questions of methodology.