Early Germanic Grammar: Pre-, Proto-, and Post-Germanic Languages (Hardcover)
Authored by a well-respected authority in German linguistics, this book offers intensive scholarly analysis, recent discoveries, new methodologies, and important reinterpretations with regard to the emergence of Germanic features. It presents a much-needed scholarly discussion of the phonological and morphological history of early German from Indo-European to 800 A.D. Each chapter presents text samples as well as a discussion of the models and theories proposed regarding the emergence of many features of Germanic. It clearly identifies the problem areas of comparative Germanic with resolutions of many outstanding questions. It includes prototypical text examples for each dialect.