This e-book is an English model of 2 sequence of hugely acclaimed introductory lectures given by way of the good 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 due to the fact 1996, those lectures stay the simplest on hand advent, in any language, not just to Greek, Latin, and comparative syntax but in addition to many issues within the background and pre-history of Greek and Latin, and their family members with different languages. different matters, resembling the background of grammatical terminology, also are brilliantly handled. This re-creation vitamins the German unique through supplying a translation of all quotations and examples, quite a few designated footnotes supplying history details and proposals for extra interpreting, and a unmarried bibliography which brings jointly Wackernagel's references and people further within the notes.

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