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Joseph B. Voyles
GERMAN 452
Seattle Campus

History of the German Language

Traces the history of the German language from early Germanic to the present. Recommended: LING 200; GERMAN 203. Offered: jointly with LING 415.

Class description

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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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 Julia Shapiro
Date: 10/19/1999