Runes and Germanic Linguistics (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 140)

Runes and Germanic Linguistics (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 140)

By: Elmer H. Antonsen (author)Mixed Media

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The older runic inscriptions (ca. AD 150 - 450) represent the earliest attestation of any Germanic language. The close relationship of these inscriptions to the archaic Mediterranean writing traditions is demonstrated through the linguistic and orthographic analysis presented here. The extraordinary importance of these inscriptions for a proper understanding of the prehistory and early history of the present-day Germanic languages, including English, becomes abundantly clear once the accu-mulation of unfounded claims of older mythological and cultic studies is cleared away.

About Author

Elmer H. Antonsen is Professor emeritus of Linguistics and of Germanic Languages at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, USA.

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  • ISBN13: 9783111804743
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 402
  • ID: 9783111804743
  • ISBN10: 3111804747

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