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The Languages of Scandinavia: Seven Sisters of the North

作者 Ruth H. Sanders
出版社 Ingram International Inc
商品描述 The Languages of Scandinavia: Seven Sisters of the North:,Fromfjordstomountains,schoolsofherringtoherdsofreindeer,Scandinaviaisrichinastonishingnaturalbeauty.

內容簡介

內容簡介 From fjords to mountains, schools of herring to herds of reindeer, Scandinavia is rich in astonishing natural beauty. Less well known, however, is that it is also rich in languages. Home to seven languages, Scandinavia has traditionally been understood as linguistically bifurcated between its five Germanic languages (Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic, and Faroese) and its two Finno-Ugric ones (Finnish and Sámi). In The Languages of Scandinavia, Ruth H. Sanders takes a pioneering approach: she considers these Seven Sisters of the North together. While the two linguistic families that comprise Scandinavia's languages ultimately have differing origins, the Seven Sisters have coexisted side by side for millennia. As Sanders reveals, a crisscrossing of names, territories, and even to some extent language genetics--intimate language contact--has created a body of shared culture, experience, and linguistic influences that is illuminated when the story of these seven languages is told as one. Exploring everything from the famed whalebone Lewis Chessmen of Norse origin to the interactions between the Black Death and the Norwegian language, The Languages of Scandinavia offers profound insight into languages with a cultural impact deep-rooted and far-reaching, from the Icelandic sagas to Swedish writer Stieg Larsson's internationally popular Millennium trilogy. Sanders's book is both an accessible work of linguistic scholarship and a fascinating intellectual history of language.

作者介紹

作者介紹 Ruth H. Sanders is professor emerita of German studies at Miami University of Ohio, where she taught Swedish language and German language, culture, and linguistics. She has traveled widely in Scandinavia, and has studied and worked in Sweden and Finland. She is the author of German: Biography of a Language. Sanders lives in Oxford, Ohio, with her husband.

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書名 / The Languages of Scandinavia: Seven Sisters of the North
作者 / Ruth H. Sanders
簡介 / The Languages of Scandinavia: Seven Sisters of the North:,Fromfjordstomountains,schoolsofherringtoherdsofreindeer,Scandinaviaisrichinastonishingnaturalbeauty.
出版社 / Ingram International Inc
ISBN13 / 9780226759753
ISBN10 /
EAN / 9780226759753
誠品26碼 /
尺寸 / 22.9X15.2X1.8CM
重量(g) / 281.2
尺寸 / 22.9X15.2X1.8CM
頁數 / 224
裝訂 / P:平裝
級別 / N:無
語言 / 3:英文