The Germanic weak preterit

  • The main difficulty with the Germanic weak preterit is that one cannot endeavor an explanation of its origin without taking into account almost every aspect of the historical phonology and morphology of the Germanic languages. In the following I intend to show how a number of problems receive a natural explanation in a unified treatment on the basis of earlier studies. The theory presented here is not revolutionary, but aims at integrating earlier findings into a coherent whole. There is no reason to give a detailed account of the scholarly literature, which is easily accessible (cf. Tops 1974, Bammesberger 1986).

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Author:Frederik H. H. KortlandtGND
Parent Title (German):Postprint, ursprünglich in: Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2010/07/06
Year of first Publication:2007
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2010/07/06
GND Keyword:Konjugation
First Page:101
Last Page:109
Korrigierte Version
Source: ; (in:) Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik 28, 1989, S. 101-109
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Linguistik-Klassifikation:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Morphologie / Morphology
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht