Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic by David LangslowJacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic by David Langslow

Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and Germanic

EditorDavid Langslow

Hardcover | April 30, 2009

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This book is an English version of two series of highly acclaimed introductory lectures given by the great Swiss linguist and classical philologist Jacob Wackernagel (1853-1938) at the University of Basle in 1918-19 on aspects of Greek, Latin, and German as languages. Out of print in Germansince 1996, these lectures remain the best available introduction, in any language, not only to Greek, Latin, and comparative syntax but also to many topics in the history and pre-history of Greek and Latin, and their relations with other languages. Other subjects, such as the history of grammaticalterminology, are also brilliantly dealt with. This new edition supplements the German original by providing a translation of all quotations and examples, a large number of detailed footnotes offering background information and suggestions for further reading, and a single bibliography which bringstogether Wackernagel's references and those added in the notes.
David Langslow is Professor of Classics at the University of Manchester.
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Title:Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special Reference to Greek, Latin, and GermanicFormat:HardcoverDimensions:960 pagesPublished:April 30, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198153023

ISBN - 13:9780198153023

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Table of Contents

First Course of Lectures1-13 General Introduction13 The Parts of Speech14-18 Number18-21 Personal forms of the Verb21-25 Voice25-36 Tense36-42 Mood43-45 Infinitive46 Supine and Gerund47-48 Participles49 CaseSecond Course of Lectures1-5 Gender6-8 Nouns and Adjectives9-13 Pronouns14-16 Articles17-26 Prepositions27-33 Negation