Faroese Language Studies


Forlag: Novus Forlag
Útgávuár: 2001
Prísur: 239.00
ISBN: 82-7099-335-2
Rithøvundi: Michael Barnes
Evni: Orðabøkur
Ikki innbundin
Støða: Útseld
Síðutal: 239


Samandráttur
This volume contains nine articles on different aspects of the language of the Faroe Islands. Four of the contributions have syntactic themes, dealing with questions of reflexivisetion, case-marking, word-order and the occurrence and status in Faroese of Island Scandinavian features. Three explore the interface between syntax and meaning in the fields of prepositional and auxiliary-verb usage. Brief treatment of the phonological development /0/>/h/ in medieval Faroese and an essay comparing nineteenth-century language (re)creation in the Faroes and Norway complete the collection. The articles, which first appeared between 1981 and 1998, offer varying insights into the smallest and least studied of the Scandinavian languages.

Michael Barnes (born 1940) is Professor of Scandinavian Studies in the Department of Scandinavian Studies, University College London.