On Extreme Tonogenesis in Old Norse: Arguments from the Kjalvotn MS

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Title:
On Extreme Tonogenesis in Old Norse: Arguments from the Kjalvotn MS
Author:
Hanshaw, Robert Alan
Issue Date:
Dec-2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The enigmatic Kjalvotn MS has ignited a firestorm amid the otherwise staid world of Scandinavian archaeology and philology. Reasonable men's passions are caught suddenly aflame; formerly civilized debate runs hot and turbulent and, unfortunately, personal. The attacks by certain parties upon this author have been distressingly uninformed and emotional; and indeed (with a few noble exceptions -- see e.g. Berhtmanson and Gwerdl, in press) altogether unjustified. It is this author's firm belief that once all the relevant facts of the case are widely known, many (if not most!) of his colleagues' criticisms will simply resolve themselves. Therefore, the aim of this humble article is to dispense with a few of the most egregious rumours; and further, to present a cogent (if preliminary) analysis of the MS as a whole, and the author's own hypotheses as to its origin, function and continued relevance to scholarship.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Linguistics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleOn Extreme Tonogenesis in Old Norse: Arguments from the Kjalvotn MSen_US
dc.creatorHanshaw, Robert Alanen_US
dc.contributor.authorHanshaw, Robert Alanen_US
dc.date.issued2010-12-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe enigmatic Kjalvotn MS has ignited a firestorm amid the otherwise staid world of Scandinavian archaeology and philology. Reasonable men's passions are caught suddenly aflame; formerly civilized debate runs hot and turbulent and, unfortunately, personal. The attacks by certain parties upon this author have been distressingly uninformed and emotional; and indeed (with a few noble exceptions -- see e.g. Berhtmanson and Gwerdl, in press) altogether unjustified. It is this author's firm belief that once all the relevant facts of the case are widely known, many (if not most!) of his colleagues' criticisms will simply resolve themselves. Therefore, the aim of this humble article is to dispense with a few of the most egregious rumours; and further, to present a cogent (if preliminary) analysis of the MS as a whole, and the author's own hypotheses as to its origin, function and continued relevance to scholarship.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLinguisticsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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