Vikings in Your Vocabulary

Lunchtime Talk

Language and dialect are indicators of identity. Before the Vikings settled in the East Midlands, the locals spoke their own dialects of Old English that marked them out from the other inhabitants of England. These dialects changed with the adoption of Old Norse words into the language. Dr Richard Dance of the University of Cambridge will explore and explain how Midlands dialects were influenced by the arrival of the Vikings.

Dr Richard Dance
Wednesday 10 January 2018


Viking Talks