Runes and Germanic Linguistics

Runes and Germanic Linguistics

by Elmer H. Antonsen
     
 

A detailed and practical guide to the history and interpretation of runes intended for readers who have a prior knowledge of 'runology'. Initially, Antonsen discusses the history of the Germanic language, identifying its defining structural characteristics, and examines the development of runic writing.See more details below

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A detailed and practical guide to the history and interpretation of runes intended for readers who have a prior knowledge of 'runology'. Initially, Antonsen discusses the history of the Germanic language, identifying its defining structural characteristics, and examines the development of runic writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110174625
Publisher:
De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
07/31/2002
Series:
Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] Series, #140
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Preface
Figures
Tables
Ch. 1What is runology?1
Ch. 2The oldest recorded Germanic17
Ch. 3The earliest Germanic writing system37
Ch. 4The graphemic system of the older runes51
Ch. 5The fifteenth rune73
Ch. 6Age and origin of the fupark93
Ch. 7Reading runic inscriptions119
Ch. 8Dating runic inscriptions149
Ch. 9Sacral or secular?169
Ch. 10Runic typology207
Ch. 11Phonological rules and paradigms237
Ch. 12Some controversial grammatical forms261
Ch. 13Runic syntax285
Ch. 14"Archaicizing" inscriptions297
Ch. 15The Weser runebones315
Ch. 16Old English digraphic spellings329
References343
Index of inscriptions367
Index of runic words371
Index of names375
Index of subjects379

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