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German : biography of a language

Author: Ruth H Sanders
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Blending linguistic, anthropological, and historical research, Sanders presents a brilliant biography of the German language as it evolved across the millennia--From publisher description.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth H Sanders
ISBN: 9780195388459 0195388453
OCLC Number: 437186866
Description: vii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Germanic beginnings. Timeline : from the earliest settlements in Northern Europe to the beginning of the Christian era --
The Germanic languages survive the Romans. Timeline : from the battle of Kalkriese to the end of the Western Roman Empire --
A fork in the road : high German, low German. Timeline : from the beginning of the middle ages to the Protestant reformation --
Bible German and the birth of a standard language. Timeline : from the beginning of the reformation to the beginning of the first industrial revolution --
The German language gets a state. Timeline : from the unification of Germany to the beginning of World War I --
Postwar comeback times two : a hight point, a double fall from grace, and recoveries. Timeline : from the end of World War I to the present.
Responsibility: Ruth H. Sanders.

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an ingenious telling of just how German emerged from the primordial Germanic soup...this is an enjoyable yet still-scholarly read for the historian, linguist and Germanophile alike. It would be a Read more...

 
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