IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1707: Lexicography and Loanwords in Britain and Ireland, II

Thursday 6 July 2017, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Gersum Project / Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
Organiser:Brittany Schorn, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Richard Dance, Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic, University of Cambridge
Paper 1707-aNorse-Derived Terms in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
(Language: English)
Sara MarĂ­a Pons-Sanz, Centre for Language & Communication Research, Cardiff University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Paper 1707-b'The Scandinavian Element' in the Poetic Diction of the Alliterative Revival
(Language: English)
Brittany Schorn, 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 1707-cPhilology and Folklore: Scandinavian Heritage and 19th-Century Dialect Study
(Language: English)
Matthew Townend, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - Scandinavian, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

Following on from ‘Lexicography and Loanwords in Britain and Ireland, I’, this session will focus on a particular case study: the impact of Old Norse on English. Examining Norse loanwords in the heavily affected North and East Midlands dialects, and the approaches taken to the subject in current and historical research, these papers will reveal not only the variety and pervasiveness of Scandinavian input but also the complexity of the evidence and the particular challenges associated with analysing contact between such closely related languages.