A Grammar of the Icelandic or Old Norse Tongue by Sir George Webbe Dasent , Thomas Markey Rasmus Kristian

By Sir George Webbe Dasent , Thomas Markey Rasmus Kristian Rask

This quantity incorporates a reprint of the English translation (1843) via Sir George Webbe Dasent of Rask’s Anvising until Isländskan eller Nordiska Fornspråket (1818). This re-edition, with an extra bio-bibliography of Rask, may still let the linguist of at the present time to procure a pretty rounded photograph of this significant 19th-century pupil who, including Bopp and Grimm, has justly been ranked one of the founding fathers of the comparative-historical learn of Indo-European languages.
Rasmus Kristian Rask (1787–1832) didn't occupy himself with ancient linguistics on my own as a comparativist, but in addition with language as a approach in keeping with a concept of constitution made out of 3 key rules: the assumption of wholeness, the belief of transformation (derivation and composition), and the assumption of self-regulation. He formulated theoretical and sensible premises for the composition of grammars, and during this he was once a ways sooner than his time and in nearer proximity to the linguistic matters and difficulties of our period. From either theoretical and pedagogical issues of view, Rask’s grammar of Icelandic continues to be a so much notable paintings.

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A decade later he was appointed professor of English literature and modern history at King's College, London, but his interest in all things Scandinavian persisted throughout his life. ited Iceland. His translation of Njal's In 1861-62 he vis­ Saga (The Story of Burnt Njal) appeared in 1861 in two volumes, and he also translated The Saga of li. Gis- He resigned from his post with the Times in 1870, was knighted six years later and died at Ascot twenty years later (see Dasent 1870, Quirk 1953-54).

1970. The Brothers Kegan Paul. Grimm. London: Routledge & Müller, F(riedrich) Max(imilian, 1823-1900). 1861-63. Lectures on the Science of Language. 2 vols. ; New York: Ch. Scribner. Müller, Peter Erasmus (bishop, 1776-1834). 1833. "Biographiske Efterret­ ninger om Professor R. Chr. Rask". 1-31. Copenhagen: Seidelin. Müller, Wilhelm (1812-90), ed. 1889. Briefe der Brüder Jacob und Wil­ helm Grimm an Georg Friedrich Benecke aus den Jahren 1808-1829. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. Musset, Lucien.

Copenhagen: Gylden­ Friesche Spraakleer. Transi. and ed. by M. Hettema. Leeuwarden: H. C. Schetsberg, XXXIV + 168 pp. [Dutch transi. of Rask 1825b]. "Remarks on the Zend-Avesta and the Zend Language". 524to 540. London. (Also sep. , 1834, 18 pp. ) Samlede tildels forhen utrykte Afhandlinger. I, Med Bidrag til Forfatterens Levnet af Niels Matthias Petersen (1791-1862). Copen­ hagen: Popp, 115 + 384 pp. II + III = Rask 1836 + 1838b]. c Friesische Sprachlehre, bearbeitet nach dem nämlichen Plane wie die Isländische und Angelsächsische.

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