Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic

Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic

by David Langslow
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0198153023

ISBN-13: 9780198153023

Pub. Date: 08/03/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book is an English version of two series of highly acclaimed introductory lectures given by the great Swiss linguist and classical philologist Jacob Wackernagel (1853-1938) at the University of Basle in 1918-19 on aspects of Greek, Latin, and German as languages. Out of print in German since 1996, these lectures remain the best available introduction, in any

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This book is an English version of two series of highly acclaimed introductory lectures given by the great Swiss linguist and classical philologist Jacob Wackernagel (1853-1938) at the University of Basle in 1918-19 on aspects of Greek, Latin, and German as languages. Out of print in German since 1996, these lectures remain the best available introduction, in any language, not only to Greek, Latin, and comparative syntax but also to many topics in the history and pre-history of Greek and Latin, and their relations with other languages. Other subjects, such as the history of grammatical terminology, are also brilliantly dealt with. This new edition supplements the German original by providing a translation of all quotations and examples, a large number of detailed footnotes offering background information and suggestions for further reading, and a single bibliography which brings together Wackernagel's references and those added in the notes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198153023
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/03/2009
Pages:
960
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 2.10(d)

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Table of Contents

First Course of Lectures
1-13 General Introduction
13 The Parts of Speech
14-18 Number
18-21 Personal forms of the Verb
21-25 Voice
25-36 Tense
36-42 Mood
43-45 Infinitive
46 Supine and Gerund
47-48 Participles
49 Case
Second Course of Lectures
1-5 Gender
6-8 Nouns and Adjectives
9-13 Pronouns
14-16 Articles
17-26 Prepositions
27-33 Negation

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