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Syntax of West Germanic: the syntax of Old English and Old High German

by Graeme Davis

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Published by Verlag K ummerle GmbH in G oppingen .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • OUR Brockhaus selection,
  • Englische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft

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    SeriesG oppinger Arbeiten zur Germanistik -- 697
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22511655M
    ISBN 103874529460

    Synonyms for West Germanic in Free Thesaurus. Antonyms for West Germanic. 1 synonym for West Germanic: West Germanic language. What are synonyms for West Germanic? The contributions of this volume offer new perspectives on the relation between syntax and information structure in the history of Germanic and Romance languages, focusing on English, German, Norwegian, French, Spanish and Portuguese, and both from a synchronic and a diachronic perspective.

    This book offers reconstructions of various syntactic properties of Proto-Germanic, including verb position in main clauses, the syntax of the wh-system, and the (non-)occurrence of null pronominal subjects and objects. Although previous studies have looked at the lexical and phonological reconstruction of Proto-Germanic, little is currently known about the syntax of the language, and it . The Germanic settlers in the British Isles initially spoke a number of different dialects, which would develop into a language that came to be called Anglo-Saxon, or now more commonly Old English. It displaced the indigenous Brittonic Celtic (and the Latin of the former Roman rulers) in parts of the areas of Britain that later formed the Kingdom of England, while Celtic languages remained in.

    Fulk’s Comparative Grammar offers an overview of and bibliographical guide to the study of the phonology and the inflectional morphology of the earliest Germanic languages, with particular attention to Gothic, Old Norse / Icelandic, Old English, Old Frisian, Old Saxon, and Old High German, along with some attention to the more sparsely attested languages. 13 editions published between and in English and German and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide Syntax of West Germanic: the syntax of Old English and Old High German by Graeme Davis (Book).


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Syntax of West Germanic: the syntax of Old English and Old High German by Graeme Davis Download PDF EPUB FB2

The West Germanic languages constitute the largest of the three branches of the Germanic family of languages (the others being the North Germanic and the extinct East Germanic languages).

The three most prevalent West Germanic languages are English, German, and family also includes other High and Low German languages including Afrikaans and Yiddish (which are daughter Geographic distribution: Originally between the Rhine.

Get this from a library. Syntax of West Germanic: the syntax of Old English and Old High German. [Graeme Davis; Karl A Bernhardt].

Continental West Germanic languages (Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Old Dutch, Old High German). Crimean Gothic (East Germanic) Old English was not static, and its usage covered a period of years, from the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain in the 5th century to the late 11th century, some time after the Norman ts: Kentish, Mercian, Northumbrian, West Saxon.

The Syntax of Imperatives in English and Germanic Author: L. Rupp Publish On: This volume examines several aspects of the syntax of imperative clauses in English and in a variety of other Germanic languages in the context of the challenge that apparent optional movement poses for the Minimalist Programme.

For example, on the basis of Old English cyning, Old Saxon and Old High German kuning ‘king,’ the Proto-Germanic *kuningaz can be reconstructed; this would seem to be confirmed by Finnish kuningas ‘king,’ which must have been borrowed from Germanic at a very early date.

The Germanic languages are a branch of the Indo-European language family spoken natively by a population of about million people mainly in Europe, North America, Oceania and Southern most widely spoken Germanic language, English, is the world's most widely spoken language with an estimated 2 billion Germanic languages are derived from Proto-Germanic.

Old High German (OHG, German: Althochdeutsch, German abbr. Ahd.) is the earliest stage of the German language, conventionally covering the period from around to There is no standardised or supra-regional form of German at this period, and Old High German is an umbrella term for the group of continental West Germanic dialects which underwent the set of consonantal changes called the.

All these issues are addressed from a comparative-diachronic perspective by integrating research on other Old Germanic languages, in particular on Old English and Gothic.

This book is of interest to all those working in the fields of comparative Germanic syntax and historical linguistics.

important contribution to the study of English syntax that has yet been made. Old English sentences have also been cited from Sweet’s Anglo-Saxon Reader, Bright’s Anglo-Saxon Reader, and Cook’s First Book in Old English.

West Germanic Dutch, Low German Old Saxon, Frisian, English. English is a West Germanic was first spoken in Anglo-Saxon England in the early Middle is spoken in many countries around the world.

Anglophone countries include the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and a number of Caribbean nations. There are about million native speakers (people who use English as their first language), which.

This article is about the early medieval language of the Anglo-Saxons. For other uses, see Old English (disambiguation). For Elizabethan. The 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 /5(2).

The following is a translation of Psalmtaken from the Wachtendonck Psalms; it shows the evolution of Dutch, from the original Old Dutch, written c.to modern Dutch, but so accurately copies the Latin word order of the original that there is little information that can be garnered on Old Dutch Modern Dutch, recasting is necessary to form a coherent sentence.

15 Syntax ; 14 Language contact ; 13 General ; 13 Lexicology ; 12 Affix ; 11 Declension ; 11 Obstruent ; 9 Accent ; 9 Fricative ; 9 Historical morphology ; 9 Root ; 9 Verb ; 8 Diphthong ; 8 Noun ; 8 Voicing ; 7 Conjugation ; 7 Derivational morphology ; 7 Historical syntax ; 7 Lexical semantics ; 7 Vowel quantity ; 6 Anthroponymy ; 6 Cognate ; 6.

4 Syntax ; 3 Comparative linguistics ; 3 Historical syntax ; 3 Inflectional morphology ; 3 Proto-language ; 2 Cognate ; 2 Conferences, workshops, meetings ; 2 Corpus linguistics ; 2 Diphthong ; 2 Flora and fauna ; 2 Grammar, morphosyntax ; 2 Grammaticalization ; 2 Lexicography ; 2 Lexicon (lexicology and lexicography) 2 Monolingual lexicography.

Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. 1 The Syntax of the Old Spanish Subjunctive.

This book presents a comparative linguistic survey of the full range of Germanic languages, both ancient and modern, including major world languages such as English and German (West Germanic), the Scandinavian (North Germanic) languages, and the extinct East Germanic languages.

The Syntax of Old English and Old High German. Göppingen. 3 Book ; Filter by language (written in) 78 German ; 56 English ; 1 French ; 1 Italian ; 1 Latvian ; 1 Norwegian ; 1 Russian ; 1 Ukrainian ; Filter by subject keywords.

24 Historical linguistics and language change ; 24 Lexicology ; 23 General ; 12 Syntax ; 11 Pragmatics, discourse analysis and text grammar ; 8 Corpus linguistics ; 8 Language.

Comparative Syntax of Old English and Old Icelandic Linguistic, Literary and Historical Implications Series: Studies in Historical Linguistics Graeme Davis. Syntax ; 54 Lexicology ; 49 General ; 43 Phonology ; 42 Grammatical semantics ; 41 Lexicography ; 37 Corpus linguistics ; 35 Etymology ; 35 Word order ; 34 Pragmatics, discourse analysis and text grammar ; 29 Inflectional morphology ; 26 Derivational morphology ; 25 Dictionary ; 25 Historical syntax ; 22 Sound change ; 21 Grammaticalization.

That is how we know English is West Germanic. We have found sound change rules leading to a point where words can be traced to both English and German but not Swedish or Norwegian.

That hypothetical point is Proto-West-Germanic. Similarly, Old Norse words cannot be traced to Modern English. In their recent book, English: The Language of the Vikings, Joseph Embley Emonds and Jan Terje Faarlund attempt to make the case that from its Middle period onwards, English is a North Germanic language, descended from the Norse varieties spoken in Medieval England, rather than a West Germanic language, as traditionally this review article we critique Emonds & .90 Syntax ; 53 Inflectional morphology ; 36 Phonology ; 34 Lexical semantics ; 32 Grammar, morphosyntax ; 30 Language contact ; 25 Lexicology ; 19 Derivational morphology ; 18 Affix ; 16 Lexicon (lexicology and lexicography) 16 Pragmatics, discourse analysis and text grammar ; 15 Morphology and word-formation ; 15 Reconstruction ; 14 Language.