The Nordic Languages

The Nordic Languages

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This handbook is conceived as a comprehensive history of the North Germanic languages from the oldest times up to the present day. Whereas most of the traditional presentations of Nordic language history are confined to individual languages and often concentrate on purely linguistic data, the present work covers the history of all Nordic languages in its totality, embedded in a broad culture-historical context. The Nordic languages are described both individually and in their mutual dependence as well as in relation to the neighboring non-Nordic languages.It seems that a great many German loanwords are borrowed into Swedish and Danish more or less at the same time. ... Most Swedish loanwords denoting sports activities (or games etc.) ... possibly with a slight stylistic diflerence (jobb/ jobba may be somewhat more associated with manual labour, and it may be avoided inanbsp;...

Title:The Nordic Languages
Author: Oscar Bandle
Publisher:Walter de Gruyter - 2005-01-01

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