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Negationer i de nordiska fornspråken

Research profile seminar

Eric Lander presenterar sin pågående forskning om negationer i de nordiska fornspråken, i anslutning till projektet Svensk negationssyntax. Länk: https://sweneg.wordpress.com/


Dismantling one of Noreen's sound laws
In his seminal Altisländische und altnorwegische Grammatik, Noreen (1923: §54) presents the sound laws for PGmc stressed *ai as follows: first, the commonest outcome *ɛi, followed by monophthongization to *ä before *h (§54,1) or before original *r (§54,2). Noreen also offers a third environment for monophthongization of PGmc *ai to PN *ä, namely when *ai bears secondary stress (§54,3). It is this third environment for monophthongization which is the focus of this talk. I argue that the evidence provided in favor of this sub-rule does not hold up in the face of advances in etymology and onomastic research over the years. Abandoning Noreen's rule also has consequences for explaining the origins of items such as the Norse enclitic negation -a/-at as well as ON nakkwarr 'someone'.

Lecturer: Eric Lander, postdoktor i projektet Svensk negationssyntax

Date: 10/16/2017

Time: 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM

Categories: Humanities

Organizer: Institutionen för svenska språket

Location: Lennart Torstenssonsgatan, Lennart Torstenssonsgatan 6-8

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