The Helen Thirza Addyman Lecture: Tracing and Classifying Norse Influence on English with Sara Pons-Sanz

Event:
The Helen Thirza Addyman Lecture: Tracing and Classifying Norse Influence on English with Sara Pons-Sanz
Start:
February 14, 2018 7:00 pm
End:
February 14, 2018 9:00 pm
Cost:
£6.50 Conc/Friends of YAT £5.50
Venue:
DIG
Phone:
01904 615505
Address:
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St Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NN, United Kingdom
Category:
Organizer:
JORVIK Viking Festival
Phone:
01904 615505
jorvik@yorkat.co.uk
Updated:
December 8, 2017
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When we think of Viking treasure, we tend to bring to mind spectacular finds such as the Cuerdale or the Galloway hoards​.

Yet the hundreds of Norse-derived terms that we use on a daily basis in English are amongst the most significant ‘artefacts’ the Vikings left behind. This talk  ​by Sara Pons-Sanz of Cardiff University ​and the Gersum Project  will explore the influence of Old Norse on the English language, the evidence that we have for the identification of Norse-derived terms and the cultural and sociolinguistic information that they provide.

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