By Sara M. Pons-Sanz
This ebook specializes in the Norse-derived vocabulary within the works of Archbishop Wulfstan II of York (d. 1023). a substantial virtue derives from learning Wulfstan's compositions simply because, in contrast to most elderly English texts, they're heavily dateable and, to a undeniable quantity, localizable. therefore, they provide very good fabric for the exam of the method of integration and lodging of Norse-derived vocabulary in outdated English. After developing the record of phrases which might be approved to be Norse-derived, this e-book analyses their family members with their local synonyms, either from a semantic and a stylistic perspective, and their inclusion within the word-formation tactics to which Wulfstan submitted his vocabulary, local and borrowed alike. the data derived from this method is used to discover the prospective purposes for the archbishop's number of the borrowed phrases and the influence which his lexical practices had on modern and later English writers.