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dc.contributor.authorSanstead, Jade Michael
dc.date.accessioned2014-09-08T22:00:42Z
dc.date.available2014-09-08T22:00:42Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationSanstead, Jade Michael. Old Norwegian Vowel Harmony: A Quantitative Graphemic-Phonological Analysis. Master thesis, University of Oslo, 2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/40715
dc.description.abstractThe focus of this thesis is a statistically grounded analysis of early 14th century Norwegian sound patterns using an electronically transcribed corpus of thirty-one royal charters written by four named scribes between 1309 A.D. - 1340 A.D. The written language of these medieval documents is highly variable and it has historically been contested to what extent genuine linguistic and grammatical characteristics can be learned from them. In this study, the written words have been collected into a database where the sound patterns have been analyzed, both in correspondence with written and interpreted phonetic patterns. These patterns have then been compared across scribes to reveal broader regularities as well as deviations. Using this method, genuine sound processes and written tendencies have been distinguished. The results of this investigation are shown to be incongruent with current phonological analyses and a potential pattern of Vowel Harmony not otherwise yet attested among the world's harmonic languages has been identified.nor
dc.language.isonor
dc.subjectOld
dc.subjectNorwegian
dc.subjectVowel
dc.subjectHarmony
dc.subjectAnti
dc.subjectParasitism
dc.subjectHistorical
dc.subjectLinguistics
dc.subjectPalaeography
dc.titleOld Norwegian Vowel Harmony: A Quantitative Graphemic-Phonological Analysisnor
dc.typeMaster thesis
dc.date.updated2014-09-09T22:02:38Z
dc.creator.authorSanstead, Jade Michael
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-45464
dc.type.documentMasteroppgave
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/40715/1/Sanstead-Master.pdf


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