Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist

The Germanic Languages

£37.99

Part of Cambridge Language Surveys

  • Date Published: December 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521015110

£ 37.99
Paperback

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Other available formats:
Hardback, eBook


Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Description
Product filter button
Description
Contents
Resources
Courses
About the Authors
  • Germanic - one of the largest sub-groups of the Indo-European language family - comprises 37 languages with an estimated 470 million speakers worldwide. This book presents a comparative linguistic survey of the full range of Germanic languages, both ancient and modern, including major world languages such as English and German (West Germanic), the Scandinavian (North Germanic) languages, and the extinct East Germanic languages. Unlike previous studies, it does not take a chronological or a language-by-language approach, organized instead around linguistic constructions and subsystems. Considering dialects alongside standard varieties, it provides a detailed account of topics such as case, word formation, sound systems, vowel length, syllable structure, the noun phrase, the verb phrase, the expression of tense and mood, and the syntax of the clause. Authoritative and comprehensive, this much-needed survey will be welcomed by scholars and students of the Germanic languages, as well as linguists across the many branches of the field.

    • Compares the Germanic languages with each other construction-by-construction, rather than language-by-language, thus providing a detailed account of the similarities and differences
    • Gives older and extinct Germanic languages equal treatment to the modern ones, thus creating a truly comprehensive picture of the language family
    • Provides a non-technical and accessible survey of sometimes highly technical literature on the Germanic languages
    Read more

    Reviews & endorsements

    'This is a scholarly but readable book, and a very welcome addition to the field.' The Year's Work in Modern Language Studies

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity

    ×

    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?

    ×

    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521015110
    • length: 522 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.836kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 1 table
    • availability: Available
  • Table of 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.

  • Author

    Wayne Harbert
    Wayne Harbet is Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Linguistics, Cornell University.

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account

Cancel

Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email lecturers@cambridge.org

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner www.ebooks.com. Please see the permission section of the www.ebooks.com catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

×
Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.
×