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Jón Ólafsson from Grunnavík: cultivation of language in his early writings (1727–1737)

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Tarsi, Matteo
dc.date.accessioned 2018-08-07T14:28:27Z
dc.date.available 2018-08-07T14:28:27Z
dc.date.issued 2017-09-02
dc.identifier.citation Tarsi, M. (2017). Jón Ólafsson from Grunnavík: cultivation of language in his early writings (1727–1737). Language & History, 60(3), 180-189. doi:10.1080/17597536.2018.1492807
dc.identifier.issn 1759-7536
dc.identifier.issn 1759-7544 (eISSN)
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/754
dc.description This is the updated version of the author’s manuscript and contains the text of the article as published in Language & History 60:3 (2017), 180‒189 (https://doi.org/10.1080/17597536.2018.1492807). Please refer to the PUBLISHED VERSION when citing the article.
dc.description.abstract 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 texts that he wrote: his youthful translation of Barthold Feind’s Cosmographia (1727, AM 958 4to); a Latin lecture on the Icelandic language (written no later than 1730, AM 1013 4to, ff. 68r–76r); the introduction to Jón’s orthographic treatise (ca. 1733, AM 435 fol.); a purist wordlist (ca. 1736, AM 1013 4to, f. 37v); and Hagþenkir, a treatise on education (1737, JS 83 fol.). After a short introduction, there follows a brief overview of Jón Ólafsson’s life, learning, and scholarly publications. The next section examines Jón’s attitude towards his mother tongue as reflected in the aforementioned texts. In the concluding section, the issue of language cultivation in eighteenth-century Iceland is addressed. In particular, it is argued that in Jón’s foster father, Páll Vídalín (1667–1727), there exists a link between Jón Ólafsson and the “father” of Icelandic purism, Arngrímur Jónsson the Learned (1568–1648).
dc.format.extent 180-189
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Routledge (Taylor & Francis)
dc.relation.ispartofseries Language & History;60/3
dc.relation.ispartofseries Copyright © 2018 Informa UK Limited;
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dc.subject Linguistics and Language
dc.subject Language and Linguistics
dc.subject History of linguistics
dc.subject Jón Ólafsson from Grunnavík
dc.subject Icelandic
dc.subject Málsaga
dc.subject Íslenska
dc.subject Málvísindi
dc.title Jón Ólafsson from Grunnavík: cultivation of language in his early writings (1727–1737)
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.description.version Author's manuscript (text as published)
dc.identifier.journal Language & History
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/17597536.2018.1492807
dc.relation.url https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/17597536.2018.1492807
dc.contributor.department Íslensku- og menningardeild (HÍ)
dc.contributor.department Faculty of Icelandic and Comparative Cultural Studies (UI)
dc.contributor.school Hugvísindasvið (HÍ)
dc.contributor.school School of Humanities (UI)

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