Old Frisian cognates are rare, if not absent from current etymological dictionaries of the Germanic or Indo-European lexicon, leading to a notable underrepresentation of the contribution of Old Frisian to many lexical reconstructions. With this first etymological dictionary of Old Frisian, based on the Riustring 1 dialect, for the first time Old Frisian becomes accessible to a wide circle of scholars of German (and comparative Indo-European) languages. The latest insights on Indo-European and non-Indo-European substratum research have been systematically incorporated, and readers are provided with a sheer wealth of Indo-European and especially Germanic cognates. Boutkan's and Siebinga's work will prove to be an indispensable research tool for the study of any Old Germanic language and of (proto-)Indo-European. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Chapel Hill : U.N.C. Dept. of Romance Languages, 1984.
Book — 206 p. ; 24 cm.
The first work of genuine literary merit in Old French is the Vie de saint Alexis, and later reworkings of it attest to its popularity. This volume offers two editions: a twelfth-century edition that was published inaccurately by Gaston Paris, and a thirteenth-century version that has not been published. These two revisions tell us great deal about changing tastes and interests in the Middle Ages, and their implications exceed that of the fate of a particular work. (source: Nielsen Book Data)