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  • A handbook of Germanic etymologyby V.E. Orel

    BRILL 2003; US$ 241.00

    A reconstruction of the Proto-Germanic vocabulary as attested in ancient and modern Germanic languages and projected to the Proto-Germanic level. It contains linguistic information giving an outline of Proto-Germanic language, culture and prehistoric tradition. more...

  • Colloquial Icelandicby Daisy Neijmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Colloquial Icelandic provides a step-by-step course in Icelandic as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Icelandic in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language... more...

  • The Role of Inflection in Scandinavian Syntaxby Anders Holmberg; Christer Platzack

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 55.00

    In this book, Holmberg and Platzack present a theory of the role which subject-verb agreement and case morphology play in syntax. Their theory is based mainly on a detailed comparison of syntactical inflectional properties in the various Scandinavian languages, although many other languages are discussed as well. The theoretical issues discussed include... more...

  • The Grammar of Identityby Volker Gast

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 175.00

    This original treatment of an extremely complex and interesting subject matter within Germanic languages and theoretical linguistics, investigates why intensifiers and reflexives are formally indistinguishable in so many languages around the world. more...

  • Swedish: An Essential Grammarby Ian Hinchliffe; Philip Holmes

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Derivations and Evaluationsby Hans Broekhuis

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00

    This study shows that Scandinavian object shift and so-called A-scrambling in the continental Germanic languages are the same, and aims at providing an account of the variation that we find with respect to this phenomenon by combining certain aspects of the Minimalist Program and Optimality Theory. More specifically, it is claimed that representations... more...

  • The Germanic Strong Verbsby Robert Mailhammer

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 182.00

    Through the use of an innovative methodological framework combining typology, comparative linguistics, historical morphology, and quantitative etymology, this book presents a diachronic analysis of the morphology of the Germanic strong verbs as well as a quantitative and up-to-date picture of the etymological connections between the strong verbs and... more...

  • Deklinationsklassen-Wandelby Sebastian Kürschner

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 196.00

    This study is concerned with the history of declension classes in four Germanic languages - German, Dutch, Swedish and Danish. Detailed studies in language history explore the genesis, change and structure of the present-day systems. A comparison of the language histories makes parallels and divergences particularly clear. Using many examples and schematic... more...

  • Der Wortschatz des 9. Jahrhundertsby Elmar Seebold; Brigitte Bulittea; Elke Krotz; Êlisabeth Leiss

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 503.00

    In this chronological dictionary, the vocabulary of Old High German is sorted by periods, regions and text-types; in addition, vernacular insertions in Latin texts are registered as far as possible. An evaluation section lists which Old High German words appear in the 9th century at all, and which occur there for the first time. This makes it possible... more...

  • The Phonology of Danishby Hans Basboll

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 274.99

    The book is the most comprehensive account of the phonology of Danish ever published in any language. It gives a clear analysis of the sound patterns of modern Danish and examines the relations between its speech sounds and grammar. The author develops new models for the analysis of phonology and morphology-phonology interactions, and shows how these... more...