Marc Pierce

Marc Pierce's published research is mainly in the areas of historical linguistics (especially historical phonology and etymology), phonology, and the history of linguistics. He has also published on Scandinavian studies and literature. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Click here for more information about Marc Pierce.

An illustration of the Indo-European and Uralic language trees. Art by Minna Sundberg. Courtesy of Tom Wigley. (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).

2019.03.15 | The Quick Read, Marc Pierce, Education

Linguistics in the Nordics

The scientific study of language form and meaning, including the specialised branch of runology, has been a prominent academic pursuit in the Nordics since the Middle Ages.

A Faroese stamp from 1976. Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain.

2019.02.18 | The Quick Read, Marc Pierce, Culture


A descendant of Old Norse, Faroese has had to contend with Danish but remains the principal language spoken and written in the Faroe Islands.