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LINGUIST List 25.986

Thu Feb 27 2014

Books: A Structural History of the German Language: Voyles, Barrack

Editor for this issue: Justin Petro <justinlinguistlist.org>

Date: 26-Feb-2014
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: A Structural History of the German Language: Voyles, Barrack
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Title: A Structural History of the German Language
Series Title: LINCOM Coursebooks in Linguistics 21
Published: 2014
Publisher: Lincom GmbH

Book URL: http://www.lincom-shop.eu

Author: Joseph Voyles
Author: Charles M. Barrack
Paperback: ISBN: 9783862885251 Pages: 434 Price: Europe EURO 52.80

This book originated as the result of almost fifty years of teaching the history of the German language dating from the PIE (Proto-Indo-European) of about 3000 BC until the present era. The students were German language learners, native speakers and linguistics students unfamiliar with the language. The book was written with a similar audience in mind.

The book consists of eleven chapters segregated into four major sections. These are Part I. Preliminaries with Chapter 1, an outline of synchronic and diachronic methodology; and Chapter 2, an overview of the major Indo-European language families, of the individual Germanic languages and of the place of PGmc. (Proto-Germanic), NWGmc. (Northwest Germanic), OHG (Old High German), MHG (Middle High German) and NHG (Modern High German) within this constellation.

Part II. Historical Phonology contains Chapter 3 with the phonological changes from PIE into PGmc., Chapter 4 with those from PGmc. into OHG, Chapter 5 with those from OHG into MHG and Chapter 6 with the phonological changes from MHG into NHG.

Part III. Historical Morphology consists of Chapter 7 with the changes in nouns, adjectives, numerals and pronouns from PIE through PGmc, OHG and MHG into NHG; and Chapter 8 with the corresponding changes in verbs.

Part IV. Historical Syntax and Semantics describes in Chapter 9 the changes in derivation and compounding over OHG-MHG-NHG. Chapter 10 describes the salient syntactic changes over the same route; and Chapter 11 describes a number of semantic changes from OHG through MHG and into NHG.

Each chapter contains a final section of exercises based on that chapter. In the key to each chapter are contained the answers to these exercises.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): German (deu)
                            German, Middle High (gmh)
                            German, Old High (goh)
Language Family(ies): Germanic

Written In: English (eng)

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