The Early Runic Language of Scandinavia

Studies in Germanic Dialect Geography

1. Edition, 2000
445 Pages

ISBN: 978-3-8253-1080-6
Product: Book
Edition: Hardcover
Subject: Indogermanistik
Series: Indogermanische Bibliothek. 1. Reihe: Lehr- und Handbücher
Available: 23.10.2000

Keywords: Sprachgeographie, Rune, Skandinavien /Sprache

The book investigates the dialectal status of the language of the older runic inscriptions of Scandinavia (AD 200-500) within a framework that encompasses all the early Germanic languages of north-western Europe. The dialect geographical results achieved are compared with the evidence provided by place-name scholarship and by the reports of the classical and post-classical historians as well as by archeological research.