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Germanic Languages (Johan van der Auwera) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 1994) 9780415057684


Title: Germanic Languages

Author: Auwera, Johan van der

Additional Authors or Contributors: Ekkehard Konig (eds)

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 1994

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780415057684

Volumes: 1; Pages: 648

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The Germanic Languages provides a unique, up-to-date survey of twelve Germanic languages from English and German to Faroese and Yiddish. Spoken by more than 450 million native speakers worldwide, the Germanic languages have unrivalled cultural and social significance. This important work provides a chapter-length description of each language focusing on the structure of the languages as they are spoken today, but also giving an analysis of language history and development.

Based on the most recent scholarship, The Germanic Languages is fully comprehensive, presenting both detailed research on the major Germanic Languages and rarely covered minor languages such as Yiddish, Pennsylvanian German, Faroese, Afrikaans, and the German Creoles. Extensive discussions of phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis, and the main dialects plus a comprehensive index, bibliographies and maps of language distribution and development make this the complete reference for the study of Germanic Languages.

Table of Contents

1. The Germanic Languages

2. Gothic and the Reconstruction of Proto-German

3. Old and Middle Scandinavian

4. Old and Middle Continental West Germanic

5. Old and Middle English

6. Icelandic

7. Faroese

8. Norwegian

9. Swedish

10. Danish

11. German

12. Yiddish

13. Pennysylvanian German

14. Dutch

15. Afrikaans

16. English

17. Frisian

18. Germanic Creoles
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