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Old Norse and Old English Language Contact: Scandinavian Legal Terminology in Anglo-Saxon Laws

Author(s): Viola Miglio

Journal: Nordicum-Mediterraneum
ISSN 1670-6242

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Start page: A6;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Britain | England | germanic linguistics | Scandinavia | Scotland | Vikings

The Scandinavian occupation of wide territories in the British Islands from about 900 CE onwards has left a number of vestiges both in place-names, in the pronunciation and lexicon of northern dialects, especially Scottish, as well as loanwords in standard English, some of which are remarkably common, ugly, to take and window to name but three.
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