The Cambridge handbook of Germanic linguistics

Michael T. Putnam, B. Richard Page

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Abstract

The Germanic language family ranges from national languages with standardized varieties, including German, Dutch and Danish, to minority languages with relatively few speakers, such as Frisian, Yiddish and Pennsylvania German. Written by internationally renowned experts of Germanic linguistics, this Handbook provides a detailed overview and analysis of the structure of modern Germanic languages and dialects. Organized thematically, it addresses key topics in the phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics of standard and nonstandard varieties of Germanic languages from a comparative perspective. It also includes chapters on second language acquisition, heritage and minority languages, pidgins, and urban vernaculars. The first comprehensive survey of this vast topic, the Handbook is a vital resource for students and researchers investigating the Germanic family of languages and dialects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages870
ISBN (Electronic)9781108378291
ISBN (Print)9781108421867
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 16 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences

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