The Germanic Strong Verbs: Foundations and Development of a New System

The Germanic Strong Verbs: Foundations and Development of a New System

by Robert Mailhammer
     
 

Through the use of an innovative methodological framework combining typology, comparative linguistics, historical morphology, and quantitative etymology, this book presents a diachronic analysis of the morphology of the Germanic strong verbs as well as a quantitative and up-to-date picture of the etymological connections between the strong verbs and the

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Through the use of an innovative methodological framework combining typology, comparative linguistics, historical morphology, and quantitative etymology, this book presents a diachronic analysis of the morphology of the Germanic strong verbs as well as a quantitative and up-to-date picture of the etymological connections between the strong verbs and the Indo-European parent language. It brings out the drastic transformations of the inherited verb system and shows that there are considerably more non-etymologized Germanic strong verbs than hitherto assumed, with telling implications for the genesis of the Proto-Germanic language.

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From the Publisher
"Das Buch kann als eine anregende Studie zur Erforschung des germanischen Verbalsystems angesehen werden. Zu hoffen ist, dass sie zu verstärkter Untersuchung der Etymologie der germanischen starken Verben anregen wird."Harald Bichlmeier in: Das Altertum 2-3/2009 "Daß das Germanistische vielmehr ein Paradebeispiel einer Kontaktsprache ist, muß erst noch in die Hand- und Textbüche vordringen, wobei wir jedoch erst am Anfang einer gründlichen Revision stehen! Mailhammers Arbeit hat dazu einen wesentlichen und sehr soliden Beitrag geliefert."Kurt Braunmüller in: Germanistik 1-2/2007

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110198782
Publisher:
De Gruyter Mouton
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Series:
Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
262
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Robert Mailhammer, Ludwig Maximilian Universität München, Germany.

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