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Runes and Words: Runic Lexicography in Context
Centre for the Study of the Viking Age, Uni­versity of Nottingham.
2013 (English)In: Futhark: International Journal of Runic Studies, ISSN 1892-0950, E-ISSN 1892-0950, Vol. 4, 77-100 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The paper begins by noting the lack of a comprehensive dictionary of Scandi­navian runic inscriptions, as well as the absence of the runic evidence from most dictionaries of the early Scandinavian languages, and considers possible reasons for this. Runic inscriptions may need a different kind of dictionary, because they require a different kind of reading that takes extra-linguistic as well as linguistic contexts into account (a process that has been called “inter­disciplinary semantics”). Using the examples of the words bóndi and þegn in Viking Age inscriptions, the paper shows how the variety of available contexts enables a richer definition of these and other words, which might facilitate a different type of dictionary, based on discursive definitions.

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2013. Vol. 4, 77-100 p.
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Viking Age, runestones, lexicography, semantics, bóndi, þegn
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Scandinavian Languages
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-213051OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-213051DiVA: diva2:682692
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The Seventh International Symposium on Runes and Runic Inscriptions, Oslo, 9–14 August 2010
Available from: 2013-12-29 Created: 2013-12-17 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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