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Title: The Nordic Languages
Subtitle: An International Handbook of the History of the North Germanic Languages
Edited By: Oskar Bandle
Kurt Braunmüller
Ernst Håkon Jahr
Allan Karker
Hans-Peter Naumann
Ulf Teleman
Lennart Elmevik
Gun Widmark
Series Title: Handbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft / Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science 22/2

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.
The handbook is not tied to a particular methodology, but keeps in
principle to a pronounced methodological pluralism, encompassing all
aspects of actual methodology.

Moreover it combines diachronic with synchronic-systematic aspects,
longitudinal sections with cross-sections (periods such as Old Norse,
transition from Old Norse to Early Modern Nordic, Early Modern Nordic
1550–1800 and so on).

The description of Nordic language history is built upon a comprehensive
collection of linguistic data; it consists of more than 200 articles,
written by a multitude of authors from Scandinavian and German and English
speaking countries. The organization of the handbook combines a central
part on the detailed chronological developments and some chapters of a more
general character: chapters on theory and methodology in the beginning, and
on overlapping spatio-temporal topics in the end.

Key Features:
* complete and comprehensive study of the Nordic languages
* all Nordic languages are treated individually and in their mutual dependence
* international handbook series
* two volumes offering the current state of research

Already published in 2002:

Volume 1
2002. xxix, 1057 pages. Cloth. € 498.00 /sFr 797.00 / approx. US$ 647.00
ISBN 3-11-014876-5

Oskar Bandle is Professor Emeritus at the University of Zürich,
Switzerland. Kurt Braunmüller is Professor at the University of Hamburg,

Ernst Håkon Jahr is Professor at the University of Agder, Norway.
Allan Karker is Lecturer Emeritus at the University of Århus, Danmark.
Hans-Peter Naumann is Professor of Nordic Philology at the University of
Zürich, Switzerland.

Ulf Teleman is Professor Emeritus at the University of Lund, Sweden.
Lennart Elmevik is Professor Emeritus at the University of Uppsala, Sweden.
Gun Widmark is Professor Emeritus at the University of Uppsala, Sweden.


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