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Title: East Germanic and West Germanic in contact : n-stem personal names in the Continental runic inscriptions
Authors: Findell, Martin
First Published: Nov-2009
Presented at: 2nd Postgraduate Conference of the Institute of Medieval Research, University of Nottingham, 19th to 20th November 2009
Start Date: 19-Nov-2009
End Date: 20-Nov-2009
Publisher: Institute for Medieval Research, University of Nottingham
Citation: Findell, M, East Germanic and West Germanic in contact: n-stem personal names in the Continental runic inscriptions., ed. Mills, J;Stern, M, 'North and South, East and West: Movements in the Medieval World, Proceedings of the 2nd Postgraduate Conference of the Institute of Medieval Research, University of Nottingham.', 2009
Abstract: Of the runic inscriptions written in the 24-character Older Fuþark, those found on the Continent are fewer in number and cover a much smaller time-period than those in Scandinavia. The corpus of material consists of eighty to ninety inscriptions produced between the fifth-seventh centuries (predominantly in the sixth), with find-sites concentrated in the region of the upper Danube and the upper and middle Rhine. The inscriptions are useful to linguists because they provide us with some of our earliest witnesses to the Germanic dialects of this region. In this paper I consider the possibility that they show indications of contact between East and West Germanic dialects in the ethnic and linguistic melting-pot of this region at the frontier of the collapsing Western Roman Empire.
Links: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/medieval/activities/archive.aspx
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/29265
Version: Publisher Version
Type: Conference Paper
Description: Copyright © The Authors, 2014
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