IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1607: Lexicography and Loanwords in Britain and Ireland, I

Thursday 6 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Gersum Project / Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
Organiser:Brittany Schorn, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Paper 1607-aFirst Catch Your Viking: Identifying the Old Norse Borrowings in English
(Language: English)
Richard Dance, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Paper 1607-b'Bastard' but not 'Contract': Towards a Policy for Admitting Loanwords into the Dictionary of the Irish Language
(Language: English)
Sharon J. Arbuthnot, Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language (eDIL) / School of Modern Languages, Queen's University Belfast
Index terms: Language and Literature - Celtic, Language and Literature - Comparative
Paper 1607-cFrom 'Alkali' to 'Yssac': Borrowings in Anglo-Norman
(Language: English)
Heather Pagan, Anglo-Norman Dictionary, Aberystwyth University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - French or Occitan
Abstract

The profound, lasting, and varied impact of language contact in medieval Britain and Ireland has been highlighted and explored in current lexicographical research on loanwords, and the speakers in this session are all part of ongoing research projects in this area. By considering English, Irish, and Anglo-Norman alongside each other, this session will facilitate comparisons between them as well as discussion of broader questions of methodology.