Old English and its closest relatives : a survey of the earliest Germanic languages / Orrin W. Robinson.
By: Robinson, Orrin W.Material type: BookPublisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1993Description: 290 pages ; 23 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0415104068(pbk); 9780804722216(pbk).Subject(s): English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- History | English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- Grammar, Comparative -- Germanic | Germanic languages -- Grammar, Comparative -- English (Old) | Germanic languages -- HistoryDDC classification:
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
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.
Originally published: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c1992.
Includes bibliographical references (p.) and index.
Table of contents provided by Syndetics
- Preface (p. v)
- Abbreviations (p. xi)
- The Germanic Language Family (p. 1)
- Germanic a Grammatical Sketch (p. 24)
- Gothic (p. 43)
- Old Norse (p. 69)
- Old Saxon (p. 100)
- Old English (p. 136)
- Old Frisian (p. 176)
- Old Low Franconian (p. 199)
- Old High German (p. 222)
- The Grouping of the Germanic Languages (p. 247)
- Appendix (p. 265)
- Appendix (p. 267)
- Reference Matter (p. 277)
- Bibliography (p. 279)
- Index (p. 285)