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Includes bibliographical references and index. Thusnelda, wife of the Germanic leader Arminius, with their young son Thumelicus and her retinue, paraded in Rome as captives of the Roman general Germanicus on May 26 of the year 17 AD. Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany.
By permission of Artothek. Linguists, that is, scientists of language, have been tracing its roots since the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, working with at times nothing more than scraps of ancient Germanic languages, often written in foreign alphabets or runes.
Modern linguists have continued their work, and in fantastic detail they have reconstructed early German in its many historical stages going back thousands of years. Recently other sciences—anthropology, archaeology, genetics— have developed exacting methods to turn their microscopes, in closer focus than ever before, on prehistoric peoples and languages.
Their work has dated some linguistic events earlier than had previously been estimated, in some cases by more than a thousand years.
In the last centuries of the pre-Christian era, Greek and Roman historians and military men for example, Julius Caesar described their encounters with the Germanic peoples. The pre-medieval speakers of Germanic languages did not with the exception of the Goths have writing, so their side of the story is largely lost to history.
However, anthropologists, archaeologists, and geneticists have discovered ways to reanimate the Germanic peoples of Roman times and even earlier, through their bones, their craft work, their graveyards, their trash piles, and their genetic material.
In tribal times the Germanic languages were divided; by medieval times they began to coalesce into what would become German and what would become its sister languages: But by then the written record could yield the story of German, sometimes even through the lives of individuals.
This story, then, is one told by many scholars of many disciplines. It seems to me, however, that the German language is due for a wide-ranging historical assessment, using the knowledge not only of linguistics but also of other sciences, and I can only hope I have been equal to the task.
Many colleagues and friends have graciously read and commented on the manuscript, or parts of it, as it developed. Thanks too to Dan Meyers, who provided technical assistance.
To the anonymous reviewers of Oxford University Press, my gratitude for their generous comments as well as their exacting standards. To my editors at Oxford University Press, special thanks: Of course, whatever errors remain in the book are mine alone.
I have quoted in English from many works in German; unless otherwise noted, all translations are my own. My thanks to these institutions and the people who make them work.
Finally, to my husband, Alton Sanders, my deepest gratitude not only for his reading of and comments on the manuscript, but even more for his steady support and encouragement. It is to him that this book is dedicated. Preface This page intentionally left blank Contents Introduction: Turning Points of a Language, 3 1.
Germanic Beginnings, 9 Timeline: A Fork in the Road: High German, Low German, 91 Timeline: Postwar Comeback Times Two:Chapter 1 study guide by jcp includes 34 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more. Quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades.
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