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The spelling of the Erfurt glossary


Seiler, Annina (2019). The spelling of the Erfurt glossary. In: Nievergelt, Andreas; Rübekeil, Ludwig. 'athe in palice, athe in anderu sumeuuelicheru stedi'. Raum und Sprache: Festschrift für Elvira Glaser zum 65. Geburtstag. Heidelberg: Universit�tsverlag Winter, 525-540.

Abstract

This paper investigates the graphemic representations of /w/ and /þ/ in the Erfurt glossary. The glossary belongs to a group of early Anglo-Saxon glossaries, most notably the Epinal and Corpus glossaries, but it was copied c. 820 in Cologne by a scribe who was probably a native speaker of Old High German. This scribe introduced various changes to the language and orthography of the vernacular material, many of which reflect his Continental origin. Based on a quantitative analysis of the spellings for /w/ and /þ/ in the Erfurt, Epinal and Corpus glossaries, the paper reconstructs the spelling system of the archetype of the three glossaries and traces the orthographic development of each extant manuscript.

Abstract

This paper investigates the graphemic representations of /w/ and /þ/ in the Erfurt glossary. The glossary belongs to a group of early Anglo-Saxon glossaries, most notably the Epinal and Corpus glossaries, but it was copied c. 820 in Cologne by a scribe who was probably a native speaker of Old High German. This scribe introduced various changes to the language and orthography of the vernacular material, many of which reflect his Continental origin. Based on a quantitative analysis of the spellings for /w/ and /þ/ in the Erfurt, Epinal and Corpus glossaries, the paper reconstructs the spelling system of the archetype of the three glossaries and traces the orthographic development of each extant manuscript.

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Item Type:Book Section, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > English Department
Dewey Decimal Classification:820 English & Old English literatures
Language:English
Date:2019
Deposited On:26 Feb 2019 13:35
Last Modified:26 Feb 2019 13:36
Publisher:Universit�tsverlag Winter
Series Name:Germanistische Bibliothek
Number:66
ISBN:978-3-8253-6936-1
OA Status:Closed
Related URLs:https://www.winter-verlag.de/en/detail/978-3-8253-6936-1/Nievergelt_ua_Hg_athe_in_palice_FS_Glaser/ (Publisher)

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