Opin vísindi

The care for the mother tongue in mediaeval Iceland and beyond

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Tarsi, Matteo
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-10T11:34:50Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-10T11:34:50Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Tarsi, Matteo. 2016. “The care for the mother tongue in mediaeval Iceland and beyond”. In: Helga Ólafsdóttir and Thamar M. Heijstra (eds.), Þjóðarspegillinn XVII. Reykjavík: Félagsvísindastofnun Háskóla Íslands. 1-12
dc.identifier.isbn 9789935424211
dc.identifier.issn 1670-8725
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/265
dc.description.abstract 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 care for the mother tongue in mediaeval Iceland. Moreover, the phenomenon is put into a wider cultural frame, namely that of the Western European Middle Ages. Examples of the care for the mother tongue are given both from the Germanic world (England, Germany and Denmark) and the Romance world (Italy). The main tenet of this article is that the care for the mother tongue, seen as a process of acquisition and adaptation of foreign concepts to a language/culture, is strongly tied, for what concerns the Middle Ages, to the importance and wealth of the written tradition in Latin against that in the vernacular.
dc.format.extent 1-12
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Félagsvísindastofnun Háskóla Íslands
dc.relation.ispartofseries Þjóðarspegillinn;XVII
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Icelandic
dc.subject Care for the mother tongue
dc.subject Purism
dc.subject Latin
dc.subject Western-European mediaeval culture
dc.subject Middle Ages
dc.subject Íslenska
dc.subject Málvöndun
dc.subject Latína
dc.subject Miðaldir
dc.title The care for the mother tongue in mediaeval Iceland and beyond
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal Þjóðarspegillinn
dc.contributor.department Íslensku- og menningardeild (HÍ)
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Social and Human Sciences (UI)
dc.contributor.school Hugvísindasvið (HÍ)
dc.contributor.school School of Humanities (UI)

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