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The Germanic Languages : Routledge Language Family Descriptions - Ekkehard Konig

The Germanic Languages

Routledge Language Family Descriptions

Hardcover Published: 28th July 1994
ISBN: 9780415057684
Number Of 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.

List of Contributors
List of Abbreviations
The Germanic Languagesp. 1
Gothic and the Reconstruction of Proto-Germanicp. 19
Old and Middle Scandinavianp. 38
Old and Middle Continental West Germanicp. 72
Old and Middle Englishp. 110
Icelandicp. 142
Faroesep. 190
Norwegianp. 219
Swedishp. 271
Danishp. 313
Germanp. 349
Yiddishp. 388
Pennsylvania Germanp. 420
Dutchp. 439
Afrikaansp. 478
Frisianp. 505
Englishp. 532
Germanic Creolesp. 566
Indexp. 604
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ISBN: 9780415057684
ISBN-10: 041505768X
Series: Routledge Language Family Descriptions
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 648
Published: 28th July 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.12
Edition Number: 1