ISBN-10:
0415104068
ISBN-13:
9780415104067
Pub. Date:
05/14/1994
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Old English and its Closest Relatives: A Survey of the Earliest Germanic Languages / Edition 1

Old English and its Closest Relatives: A Survey of the Earliest Germanic Languages / Edition 1

by Orrin W. RobinsonOrrin W. Robinson
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Overview

This accessible introductory reference source surveys the linguistic and cultural background of the earliest known Germanic languages and examines their similarities and differences. The Languages covered include:Gothic Old Norse Old SaxonOld English Old Low Franconian Old High German Written in a lively style, each chapter opens with a brief cultural history of the people who used the language, followed by selected authentic and translated texts and an examination of particular areas including grammar, pronunciation, lexis, dialect variation and borrowing, textual transmission, analogy and drift.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415104067
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/14/1994
Series: Survey of the Earliest Germanic Languages
Edition description: New
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

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