1887
Volume 68, Issue 2
  • ISSN 0108-8416
  • E-ISSN: 2212-9715
USD
Buy:$35.00 + Taxes

Abstract

The inscription on the Vimose buckle has been the subject of a long and diverse historiography. Taken in the light of early runic epigraphic typology, however, the inscription appears to preserve an early example of Germanic ritual language. Rather than a product of Romanisation (as archaeologists have assumed for similar votive bog finds), the inscription on the Vimose buckle is better understood in terms of the linguistic anthropology of dedicatory epigraphs. The Vimose text shows clear signs of being a thoroughly native expression, a linguistically archaic inscription which alliterates, features pro-drop, verb-final word order and athematic verbal inflection.
Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1075/nowele.68.2.01mee
2015-01-01
2019-09-16
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

References

http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1075/nowele.68.2.01mee
Loading
  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): epigraphic typology , linguistic anthropology , Romanisation and Runic inscriptions
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was successful
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error