A Comparative Grammar of the Early Germanic Languages

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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. The sounds and inflections of the oldest Germanic languages are compared, with a view to reconstructing the forms they took in Proto-Germanic and comparing those reconstructed forms with what is known of the Indo-European protolanguage. Students will find the book an informative introduction and a bibliographically instructive point of departure for intensive research in the numerous issues that remain profoundly contested in early Germanic language history.
[Studies in Germanic Linguistics, 3]  2018.  xv, 420 pp.
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Table of Contents
List of Figures
List of Abbreviations
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Prosodic Features and the Syllable
Chapter 3: The Vowels of Proto-Indo-European and Proto-Germanic
Chapter 4: Changes of Stressed Vowels in Germanic
Chapter 5: The Germanic Vowels in Syllables of Lesser Stress
Chapter 6: Consonants
Chapter 7: Nouns
Chapter 8: Pronouns
Chapter 9: Adjectives
Chapter 10: Numerals
Chapter 11: Adverbs, Prepositions, Conjunctions
Chapter 12: Verbs
Index Verborum
“Die mehrfach angesprochene Materialfülle und der Versuch des Verf., bei strittigen Fragen möglichst alle relevanten Hypothesen vorzustellen, macht das Werk zu einem unentbehrlichen Nachschlagewerk für die heutige Alt- und Indogermanistik.”
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BIC Subject: CFF – Historical & comparative linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009010 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
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