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Joseph B. Voyles
GERMAN 451
Seattle Campus

Linguistic Analysis of German

Recommended: GERMAN 203.

Class description

Offered in English, this course is an introduction to linguistics in general and an analysis of Modern High German in particular. We consider the basics of phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Time permitting students are introduced to the historical-comparative method as applied to the structure and history of German.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture and concomitant discussion.

Recommended preparation

No background in linguistics is assumed. A minimum of two years of college German is helpful although linguistically interested students with less of a background can take the course with the instructor's permission.

Class assignments and grading

Assignments are based on the readings and consist of problems of German phonology, morphology, syntax and, time permitting, semantics.

Homework and class participation, midterm and final exams.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Eric D. Ruehr
Date: 04/07/1998