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English as a North Germanic Language: From the Norman Conquest to the Present

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dc.title English as a North Germanic Language: From the Norman Conquest to the Present en Emonds, Joseph Embley
dc.relation.ispartof Theories and Practices
dc.identifier.isbn 978-80-7454-089-9 2011
utb.relation.volume 2
dc.citation.spage 13
dc.citation.epage 26
dc.event.title 2nd International Conference of English and American Studies
dc.event.location Opava
utb.event.state-en Czech Republic
utb.event.state-cs Česká republika
dc.event.sdate 2009-08-07
dc.event.edate 2009-08-08
dc.type conferenceObject
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Univerzita Tomáše Bati ve Zlíně (UTB) cs
dc.publisher Tomas Bata University in Zlín en
dc.subject Middle English en
dc.subject history of English en
dc.subject historical syntax en
dc.subject Old Norse en
dc.subject North Germanic en
dc.description.abstract This paper argues that Middle English (and therefore Modern English) originates as an amalgam of West Germanic Old English and North Germanic Old Norse, and that the fusion of the two languages dates back not to early Scandinavian settlement in England, but about 200 years later, especially the 12th century during the full impact of the Norman Conquest. Using examples of large numbers of daily life and grammaticalised vocabulary, I demonstrate that the nature of Scandinavian words incorporated into Middle/Modern English is distinct from and more central than later French loans and reflects a deep and typologically significant impact of Scandinavian on Middle/Modern English. Then I discuss several syntactic properties (e.g., word order, P-stranding, infinitival and directional particles, passive participles and case inflections) to show that with respect to all these characteristics Middle/Modern English groups with North Germanic and not with West Germanic. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Humanities
utb.identifier.rivid RIV/70883521:28150/11:43865658!RIV12-MSM-28150___
utb.identifier.obdid 43865674
utb.identifier.wok 000299968500001
utb.source d-wok 2012-03-12T09:40:04Z 2012-03-12T09:40:04Z
utb.contributor.internalauthor Emonds, Joseph Embley
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