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.
The benchmark survey of the structure and usage of modern Germanic languages
Avoids overly technical theory, making the volume accessible to students as well as researchers
Covers a very wide range of examples including Scandinavian languages
Michael T. Putnam, Pennsylvania State University
Michael T. Putnam is Associate Professor of German and Linguistics at Pennsylvania State University.
B. Richard Page, Pennsylvania State University
B. Richard Page is Associate Professor of German and Linguistics at Pennsylvania State University.
B. Richard Page, Michael T. Putnam, Tracy A. Hall, Marc van Oostendorp, Laura Catharine Smith, Birgit Alber, Joseph C. Salmons, Björn Köhnlein, Mary Grantham O'Brien, David Fertig, Damaris Nübling, Geert Booij, Sebastian Kürschner, Tom McFadden, Marjo van Koppen, Hubert Haider, Sten Vikner, Susi Wurmbrand, Christos Christopoulos, Hans Broekhus, Martin Salzmann, Artemis Alexiadou, Florian Schäfer, Vera Lee-Schoenfeld, Ida Toivonen, Dorian Roehrs, Kristin Melum Eide, Joost Zwarts, Doris Penka, Caroline Féry, Carrie Jackson, Pia Quist, William D. Keel, Charlotte Gooskens, Janne Bondi Johannessen, Mark L. Louden, Paul T. Roberge