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  • Tarsi, Matteo (Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, 2018)
    This article deals with the history and word formation of the Icelandic word for ‘police’, i.e. lögregla. The word constitutes an interesting case of word formation in that said lexeme is a dvandva compound whose creation is related to the expression að ...
  • Tarsi, Matteo (Edizioni dell'Orso, 2019)
  • Tarsi, Matteo (Félagsvísindastofnun Háskóla Íslands, 2016)
    This article examines the care for the mother tongue in the Middle Ages. The starting point of this discussion is given by a Festschrift article by Sverrir Tómasson (Málvöndun á miðöldum, 1998). In the present article more examples are given of the ...
  • Tarsi, Matteo (Isländska sällskapet, 2017-12-21)
    The article deals with the birth of a linguistic norm in Iceland and Italy. The dis­cussion focuses on four works, which lay the foundations for the discussion of grammar and poetics in their respective vernaculars, namely Dante Alighieri’s De vulgari ...
  • Tarsi, Matteo (Isländska sällskapet, 2019)
    In this article, textual variation with reference to loanwords and respective native words is addressed. Examples are taken from two sagas of the Icelanders, Egils saga Skallagrímssonar and Gísla saga Súrssonar. Whereas, in the former, only one significant ...
  • Tarsi, Matteo (Språk och litteraturcentrum (Lunds universitet), 2016)
    This article examines aspects of Icelandic linguistic purism in the early 18th century, as revealed in a wordlist compiled by Jón Ólafsson from Grunnavík (1705–1779) and preserved in ms. AM 1013 4to (fol. 37v). After a brief introduction (§ 1), there ...
  • Tarsi, Matteo (Routledge (Taylor & Francis), 2017-09-02)
    This article discusses Jón Ólafsson from Grunnavík (1705–1779), a prominent spokesperson for purism and language cultivation in eighteenth-century Iceland. Jón’s attitude towards his mother tongue is investigated here by discussing several representative ...
  • Tarsi, Matteo (John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2019)
    The present article deals with the reflexes of Lat. scrībere in Germanic. It is proposed that the word was borrowed into Germanic at quite an early stage (1st century AD) as a result of contacts between West-Germanic-speaking populations and the ...
  • Tarsi, Matteo (University of Iceland, School of Humanities, Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies, 2020-05-18)
    This thesis addresses the coexistence and interplay of loanwords and their corresponding endogenous synonyms during the Old and Middle Icelandic period (12th c.–1550), i.e. in a period with no ideologically rooted nor overtly expressed language purism. ...
  • Tarsi, Matteo (Language Centre – University of Cyprus, 2018)
    The present article deals with the development of basic linguistic terminology in Icelandic. Such terminology pertains to five categories (general, graphematics, phonetics, morphology and lexicon) and has been collected from 19 different sources from ...
  • Tarsi, Matteo (Háskólinn á Akureyri, 2014)
    This article focuses on the Icelandic lexis' history by analysing the loanwords of Latin origin in it. The corpus examined traverses the history of Icelandic through its whole. The borrowings are divided into four main waves, ...
  • Tarsi, Matteo (Stofnun Árna Magnússonar í íslenskum fræðum, 2016)
    This article deals with the origin of the oldest core of borrowed Christian terminology still extant in Icelandic, i.e. those words which were introduced in Old Norse in the period ranging from the first evangelical missions in Scandinavia (9th c.) to ...
  • Verri, Giovanni; Tarsi, Matteo (John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2018-06-20)
    This article presents two essays by the renowned Icelandic manuscript collector Árni Magnússon (1663 ‒ 1730): De gothicæ lingvæ nomine [On the expression ‘the Gothic language’] and Annotationes aliqvot de lingvis et migrationibus gentium septentrionalium ...