- a good introduction to Icelandic language. Includes everyday,
realistic dialogues; plenty of vocabulary; a mini-dictionary;
and excersises designed to encourage you to use the language.
No previous knowledge is required.
Colloquial Icelandic - The Complete Course for Beginners
Daisy L. Neijmann
- an introduction to spoken and written Icelandic. Includes a course book
containing dialogues, grammatical notes, exercises and cultural information.
Cassettes or CDs with recordings of some of the dialogues and exercises are
by Richard Cleasby, Gudbrand Vigfussen and Sir William Craigie
- a comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of Old Icelandic first
published in 1874. Contains thousands of illustrative quotations, full
descriptions of pronunciation for every letter, and a detailed outline
of grammar that includes the old Icelandic alphabet, word formation,
and spelling. The 52-page supplement contains a list of additional
words and references from the eleventh century to the mid-fourteenth century.
Old Norse-Icelandic Literature: A Short Introduction
by Heather O'Donoghue
- a fascinating introduction into the colourful world of Old Norse-Icelandic
literature. In addition to mythology and family sagas, it also covers
lesser-known areas such as oral story-telling, Eddaic verse and skaldic verse.
This book describes the language and culture of the first settlers in
Iceland which helps appreciate the background against which this literature
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