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Hreinn Benediktsson: Linguistic Studies, Historical and Comparative

Safn greina eftir Hrein Benediktsson. Greinarnar eru 27 talsins og allar á ensku. Ritstjórar: Guðrún Þórhallsdóttir, Höskuldur Þráinsson, Jón G. Friðjónsson og Kjartan Ottosson, sem ritar inngang.

Selected papers by Hreinn Benediktsson, 27 in all. The papers are all in English. Two of them have not been published before but the others were published earlier in various journals and books, some of them in Icelandic or Norwegian.

A detailed introduction by Kjartan Ottosson discusses Hreinn Benediktsson’s work and puts it into perspective. The collection is divided into three parts: History of Linguistics (one paper on the First Grammatical Treatise); Phonology: Historical and Synchronic (13 papers); Historical Morphology and Syntax (13 papers).

There is also an extensive bibliography (some 1000 titles) and various indices (index of manuscripts cited, index of names, index of runic inscriptions, index of words cited, index of languages cited, subject index).

This book is a must for all those interested in Icelandic, Germanic and historical linguistics in general. Editors: Guðrún Þórhallsdóttir, Höskuldur Þráinsson, Jón G. Friðjónsson and Kjartan Ottosson.

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