Jacob Wackernagel, Lectures on Syntax: With Special by David Langslow

By David Langslow

This booklet is an English model of 2 sequence of hugely acclaimed introductory lectures given through the nice Swiss linguist and classical philologist Jacob Wackernagel (1853-1938) on the collage of Basle in 1918-19 on points of Greek, Latin, and German as languages. Out of print in German given that 1996, those lectures stay the easiest to be had creation, in any language, not just to Greek, Latin, and comparative syntax but in addition to many subject matters within the background and
pre-history of Greek and Latin, and their relatives with different languages. different matters, resembling the heritage of grammatical terminology, also are brilliantly handled. This new version vitamins the German unique through delivering a translation of all quotations and examples, a multitude of
detailed footnotes providing historical past info and proposals for extra examining, and a unmarried bibliography which brings jointly Wackernagel's references and people further within the notes.

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