The Germanic Languages

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The Germanic Languages provides a survey of twelve Germanic languages. Fully comprehensive, this book presents both detailed research on the major Germanic languages and rarely covered minor languages including Yiddish, Pennsylvanian German, and Afrikaans. 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 a complete reference source.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415057684
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 7/28/1994
  • Series: Routledge Language Family Series
  • Pages: 648
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.44 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
List of Abbreviations
1 The Germanic Languages 1
2 Gothic and the Reconstruction of Proto-Germanic 19
3 Old and Middle Scandinavian 38
4 Old and Middle Continental West Germanic 72
5 Old and Middle English 110
6 Icelandic 142
7 Faroese 190
8 Norwegian 219
9 Swedish 271
10 Danish 313
11 German 349
12 Yiddish 388
13 Pennsylvania German 420
14 Dutch 439
15 Afrikaans 478
16 Frisian 505
17 English 532
18 Germanic Creoles 566
Index 604
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