Der Vokalismus des Vulgarlateins: Volume 1

Der Vokalismus des Vulgarlateins: Volume 1

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The German linguist Hugo Schuchardt (1842-1927) made significant contributions to the study of the Basque and Romance languages, publishing also on pidgins and creoles. A critic of the Neogrammarian hypothesis of sound laws, he subscribed to the 'wave model' of language change. His UEber die Lautgesetze: Gegen die Junggrammatiker (1885) has been reissued in this series in a volume with Die Verwantschaftsverhaltnisse der indogermanischen Sprachen (1872) by Johannes Schmidt (1843-1901). Based on Schuchardt's doctoral dissertation and the painstaking study of extant sources, the present three-volume work appeared between 1866 and 1868. He explores here the development and characteristics of Vulgar Latin, the language of the general population, as opposed to the classical, literary variety. The work focuses on the distinctive vowel changes that took place in Romance vernaculars over many centuries. Opening with a thorough introduction and discussion of sources, Volume 1 (1866) examines qualitative vowel changes.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 494 pages
  • 137.16 x 215.9 x 33.02mm | 521.63g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • German
  • 1108063845
  • 9781108063845

Table of contents

Vorrede; Einleitung: 1. Quellen und Quellenbenutzung; 2. Die Arbeiten der Neueren; 3. Die aussere Geschichte der roemischen Volkssprache; 4. Die innere Geschichte der roemischen Volkssprache; 5. Die innere Geschichte der roemischen Volkssprache (2); Erste Theil. Qualitative Vokalveranderungen.
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