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      Middle English : English, Not Norse

      Language Dynamics and Change

      Brill

      historical syntax, language contact, history of English, Germanic

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          Abstract

          The Viking hypothesis is fatally flawed, in part because syntax is readily borrowed in intense contact situations, while inflectional morphology usually is not—and Middle English inflectional morphology is overwhelmingly of West Germanic origin. The dismissal of lexical evidence is also misguided: the vast majority of basic vocabulary items come from Old English, not from Norse.

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          Journal
          22105832
          Language Dynamics and Change
          LDC
          Brill (The Netherlands )
          2210-5824
          2210-5832
          2016
          : 6
          : 1
          : 42-45
          Affiliations
          University of Michigan thomason@ 123456umich.edu
          Article
          10.1163/22105832-00601010
          Copyright 2016 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands.

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