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The Early Runic Language of Scandinavia: Studies in Germanic Dialect Geography Hans Frede Nielsen

The Early Runic Language of Scandinavia: Studies in Germanic Dialect Geography

Hans Frede Nielsen

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The book investigates the dialectal status of the language of the older runic inscriptions of Scandinavia (AD 200-500) within a framework that encompasses all the early Germanic languages of north-western Europe. The dialect geographical resultsMoreThe book investigates the dialectal status of the language of the older runic inscriptions of Scandinavia (AD 200-500) within a framework that encompasses all the early Germanic languages of north-western Europe. The dialect geographical results achieved are compared with the evidence provided by place-name scholarship and by the reports of the classical and post-classical historians as well as by archeological research.