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Old English and Its Closest Relatives : A Survey of the Earliest Germanic Languages
by Orrin W. Robinson


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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.  Read more...


 
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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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780415104067
  • ISBN-10: 0415104068
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: May 1994
  • Page Count: 306
  • Dimensions: 9.21 x 6.14 x 0.64 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.95 pounds

Series: Survey of the Earliest Germanic Languages

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