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*Old English and Its Closest Relatives: - revi edition

*Old English and Its Closest Relatives: (ISBN10: 0415104068; ISBN13: 9780415104067)
ISBN13: 978-0415104067
ISBN10: 0415104068

Summary: 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 area
s including grammar, pronunciation, lexis, dialect variation and borrowing, textual transmission, analogy and drift.
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Summary: 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. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: Revised
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Publisher: MISC PUBS
Year Published: 1994
International: No



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