Provides a unique, up-to-date survey of twelve Germanic languages from English and German to Faroese and Yiddish.
'The Germanic Languages is a comprehensive survey of Germanic languages characterized by conciseness and lucidity. The way the languages are treated in this edition as well as its editorial organization make it a recommendable reference book for students of the Germanic philology as well as a useful source of information for linguistics dealing either with comparative or historical linguistics.' - International Review of Applied Linguistics
'Both the authors and the editors have done a excellent job. It provides a valuable basis for further comparative studies across the distinctly and yet differently related Germanic group of languages.' - Studies in Language
'An index, maps and tables/figures advance the seminal nature of The Germanic Languages for the study and research of general, Germanic, and Indo-European linguistics.' - Irmengard Rauch, Besprechungen
About the Series
Each volume in this series contains an in-depth account of the members of some of the world's most important language families. Written by experts in each language, these accessible accounts provide detailed linguistic analysis and description. The contents are carefully structured to cover the natural system of classification: phonology, morphology, syntax, lexis, semantics, dialectology, and sociolinguistics.
Every volume contains extensive bibliographies for each language, a detailed index and tables, and maps and examples from the languages to demonstrate the linguistic features being described. The consistent format allows comparative study, not only between the languages in each volume, but also across all the volumes in the series.
BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
- FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
- LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
- LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Journalism
- LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
- LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Reference