Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Old English and Its Closest Relatives : A Survey of the Earliest Germanic Languages - 92 edition

Old English and Its Closest Relatives : A Survey of the Earliest Germanic Languages (ISBN10: 0804722218; ISBN13: 9780804722216)
ISBN13: 978-0804722216
ISBN10: 0804722218

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0804714549
ISBN10: 0804714541

Summary: At first glance, there may seem little reason to think of English and German as variant forms of a single language. There are enormous differences between the two in pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar, and a monolingual speaker of one cannot understand the other at all. Yet modern English and German have many points in common, and if we go back to the earliest texts available in the two languages, the similarities are even more notable. How do we account for these similarities? T ...show morehe generally accepted explanation is that English and German are divergent continuations of a common ancestor, a Germanic language now lost. This book surveys the linguistic and cultural backgrounds of the earliest kown Germanic languages, members of what has traditionally been known as the English family tree: Gothic, Old Norse, Old Saxon, Old English, Old Frisian, Old Low Franconian, and Old High German. For each language, the author provides a brief history of the people who spoke it, an overview of the important texts in the language, sample passages with full glossary and word-by-word translations, a section on orthography and grammar, and discussion of linguistic or philological topics relevant to all the early Germanic languaes but best exemplified by the particular language under consideration. These topics inclued the pronunciation of older languages; the runic inscriptions; Germanic alliterative pietry; historical syntax, borrowing, analogy, and drift; textual transmission; and dialect variation. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 92
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Published: 10/01/1993
International: No

View Review



List Price: $28.95
Used $15.95
Used
Save $13.00 (45%)
  • FREE shipping over $25
  • In stock
  • 30-day returns
Condition:
Order this book in the next 10 hours and 12 minutes and it ships by Noon CT today!
New  Currently Sold Out
Rental $17.49
Due back 05/29/2015
Marketplace sellers starting at $15.95

15 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Old English and Its Closest Relatives : A Survey of the Earliest Germanic Languages
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (15)  |  New (7)  |  Like New (2)  |  Very Good (3)  |  Good (2)  |  Acceptable (1)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$15.95
+$3.99 s/h

Very Good
Textbooks.com
Columbia, MO
Ships Ground DIRECTLY from Textbooks.com for $3.99. FREE Ground Shipping over $25! Very good condition (Certified Used). Trackable expedited shipping options available.
$15.95
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Textbookcenter.com
Columbia, MO
Seller Rating: 4.63
Ships same day or next business day via UPS (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes)! Used sticker and some writing and/or highlighting. Used books may not include working access code or dust jacket.
$17.95
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Midtown Scholar Bookstore PA
Harrisburg, PA
Seller Rating: 4.73
1993 Trade paperback Very Good. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 304 p. Survey of the Earliest Germanic Languages.
$26.00
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Edmonton Book Store AB
Edmonton, AB
Seller Rating: 4.78
U.S.A. 1993 Paperback Very Good. No Dj 8vo. pp. 290, "At first glance, there may seem little reason to think of English and German as variant forms of a single language. There are enormous differenc ...show morees between the two in pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar, and a monolingual speaker of one cannot understand the other at all. Yet modern English and German have many points in common, and if we go back to the earliest texts available in the two languages, the similarities are even more notable." ...show less
Page:   1  
Close
Close
Close