Jakob Jakobsen and Joseph Wright: Two contemporary dialectologists and lexicographers
2010 (English)In: Joseph Wright's English Dialect Dictionary and Beyond / [ed] Manfred Markus, Clive Upton, Reinhard Heuberger, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang , 2010, 21-37 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
This paper presents and assesses the work of Jakob Jakobsen, a Faroese scholar who researched traditional dialect in Shetland in the 1890s. His scholarly profile and contribution to dialectology are compared to that of Joseph Wright. It is shown that both scholars, although trained in the philological tradition, were ahead of their time in some aspects of their perception of non-standard language, assessment of their sources and methodology. Some evidence from their dictionaries, in which it appears that they influenced each other's work, is also presented.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang , 2010. 21-37 p.
, Studies in Late Modern English Dialectology
Research subject English
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-42749ISBN: 978-3-631-60038-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-42749DiVA: diva2:351327