Two Short Essays by Árni Magnússon on the Origins of the Icelandic Language

Giovanni Verri, Matteo Tarsi
  • Historiographia Linguistica, June 2018, John Benjamins
  • DOI: 10.1075/hl.00016.tar

Two early modern essays on the origin of the Icelandic language

What is it about?

The article provides the reader with an English translation of two 18th-century essays on the origin of the Icelandic language. The essays are set into their historical frame and commented.

Why is it important?

This article provides further evidence on 18th-century linguistic scholarship.

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