IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1128: Linguistic Borderlands, Speaking about Boundaries, II: Grammar, Syntax, and Foreign Influence

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Roderick McDonald, Independent Scholar, Sheffield
Christine Wallis, School of English, University of Sheffield
Moderator/Chair:Roderick McDonald, Independent Scholar, Sheffield
Paper 1128-a'Ekki er góðum manni meir flýjanda en ǫfund': Syntax and Morphology of the Old Norwegian Gerundive, I - Morpho-Phonology
(Language: English)
Robert Paulsen, Institutt for lingvistiske litterære og estetiske studier Universitetet i Bergen
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Paper 1128-b'Ekki er góðum manni meir flýjanda en ǫfund': Syntax and Morphology of the Old Norwegian Gerundive, II - Syntax
(Language: English)
Juliane Tiemann, Institutt for lingvistiske, litterære og estetiske studier, Universitetet i Bergen
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Paper 1128-cDivided by a Common Language?: Swedish Morphology in Danish Translations
(Language: English)
Seán Vrieland, Den Arnamagnæanske Samling, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Scandinavian
Paper 1128-dDeterminers in Medieval English Glossary Entries
(Language: English)
Annina Seiler, Englisches Seminar, Universität Zürich
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Old English, Language and Literature - Middle English
Abstract

Texts can reveal linguistic influence at a number of levels, from the surface level of loanwords to deeper structural influences in grammar, syntax, and morphology. Paulsen and Tiemann examine, respectively, morpho-phonology and syntax in Old Norwegian, revealing the possibility of Latin influence. Vrieland follows with a paper looking at indications of Swedish influence in Middle-Danish texts, and Seiler examines grammaticalization of the indefinitie article in Old and Middle English.