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Hans Ulrich Schmid

Introduction to the history of the German language

Publisher: JB Metzler

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Circulation: 4th revised edition

Release year: 2023

Scope: 450 pages

Format: 235mm x 155mm

Language/s: German

  • ISBN-13: 9783476059529
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  • This introduction offers an overview of the development of the German language from Old High German to Early New High German with perspectives on the more recent language history and the contemporary language. Insofar as it is necessary for the understanding of contemporary or historical language forms, Germanic and Indo-European are also included.
  • The author presents the development of language on the various levels: sound and writing, formation of words and word forms, vocabulary, syntax and semantics (change of meaning). With tables (on sound and inflection paradigms) and overviews, illustrations, text examples and analyzes as well as in-depth references to literature.
  • Tags: language history, diachrony, German language, German studies, language development, Old High German, Early New High German, Indo-European language.
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