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The Germanic languages

Author: Wayne Harbert
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Germanic - one of the largest sub-groups of the Indo-European language family - comprises 37 languages with an estimated 470 million speakers worldwide. It includes major world languages such as English and German, the Scandinavian languages, and the extinct East Germanic languages. This book presents a comparative linguistic survey of the full range of Germanic languages, providing a detailed account of key topics  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wayne Harbert
ISBN: 9780521015110 0521015111
OCLC Number: 465016046
Description: xii, 510 s
Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. The Germanic lexicon; 3. The sound systems of Germanic: inventories, alternations and structures; 4. The Germanic nominal system: paradigmatic and syntagmatic variation; 5. The verbal systems of Germanic: paradigmatic and syntagmatic comparison; 6. The syntax of the clause.
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Comparative linguistic survey of the full range of Germanic languages, providing a detailed account of their morphology, phonology and syntax.  Read more...
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'This is a scholarly but readable book, and a very welcome addition to the field.' The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies

 
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