Joseph B. Voyles
Traces the history of the German language from early Germanic to the present. Recommended: LING 200; GERMAN 203. Offered: jointly with LING 415.
HISTORY OF THE GERMAN LANGUAGE (Also for graduate students.) Offered in English, German 452 is an introduction to historical linguistics in general and to the history of German in particular. The class is meant to provide a survey of the most significant phonological, morphological, and syntactic developments, in the history of the German language. We begin with a consideration of the Indo-European languages, proceed from there to Germanic and from Germanic into German.
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