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The Syntax of Old Norse: With a Survey of the Inflectional Morphology and a Complete Bibliography
This book offers the first account of Old Norse syntax for almost a hundred years and the first ever in a non-Scandinavian language. The language of the Vikings and of the Old Icelandic sagas is the best documented medieval Germanic language and the author is able to present a comprehensive analysis of its syntax and overviews of its phonology and morphology. He supports h ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published December 27th 2007 by Oxford University Press, USA
(first published October 1st 2004)
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I usually do fine just reading Old Norse, but I've been in desperate need of some exercise in articulating the grammar that I'm dealing with, plus with all the skaldic verse I'm working through I'm needing something to help me keep up with all the syntactical gymnastics these poets like doing-- so I've picked up Faarlund's Old Norse Syntax! I'm not really linguistically savvy enough to have much of an opinion on these things, but from the bits and pieces that I gather, I think I'm inclined to fa ...more