The Oxford Guide to Middle High German

Author:   Howard Jones (Fellow and Lecturer in Linguistics, Fellow and Lecturer in Linguistics, Keble College, Oxford) ,  Martin H. Jones (Senior Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow, King's College London)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
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9780199654611


Pages:   736
Publication Date:   26 December 2018
Format:   Hardback
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The Oxford Guide to Middle High German is the most comprehensive self-contained treatment of Middle High German available in English. It covers the language, literature, history, and culture of German in the period from 1050 to 1350 and is designed for entry-level readers, advanced study, teaching, and reference. The book includes a large sample of texts, not only from Classical works such as Erec, the Nibelungenlied, Parzival, and Tristan, but also from mystical writing, chronicles, and legal documents; the selection represents all major dialects and the full time span of the period.

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Author:   Howard Jones (Fellow and Lecturer in Linguistics, Fellow and Lecturer in Linguistics, Keble College, Oxford) ,  Martin H. Jones (Senior Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow, King's College London)
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Imprint:   Oxford University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 17.90cm , Height: 4.50cm , Length: 25.20cm
Weight:   1.428kg
ISBN:  

9780199654611


ISBN 10:   0199654611
Pages:   736
Publication Date:   26 December 2018
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgements Abbreviations Lists of maps, tables, and figures 1: Introduction 2: Grammar and lexis 3: Versification 4: Historical, cultural, and literary background 5: Selection of annotated texts Glossary Appendix References Index

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I have been looking forward to this book since I found out that it was in the works. It will be an invaluable resource for students of literature, history, and linguistics who require a knowledge of Middle High German and the linguistic situation of medieval German-speaking lands. This clear and comprehensive volume explores how the language is used in particular kinds of texts, the history and purposes of these sources, the social and historical contexts of language use, and much more, alongside full coverage of current research. It is accessible enough to be read not only in classes but also independently by newcomers to the field, while at the same time providing overviews that specialists will find useful. * Joseph Salmons, University of Wisconsin * The guide will be an indispensable resource for students, scholars and anyone interested in the language and culture of medieval Germany. Ambitious in scope yet immensely usable and aware of the diverse needs of its audiences, it is an important scholarly achievement in its own right and will be the standard reference work in the field for years to come. * Sarah Bowden, King's College London *


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Howard Jones is a Fellow and Lecturer in Linguistics at Keble College, Oxford. He teaches general linguistics, historical linguistics, and the history of German. His research focuses on the semantics of verbs in the Germanic languages (notably the categories of aspect, mood, tense, and voice) and on bible translation. Martin H. Jones is a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of German at King's College London, where he taught medieval German language and literature from 1968 until his retirement as Senior Lecturer in 2009. His publications range widely over the literature of the Middle High German period, with particular emphasis on the works of Hartmann von Aue and Wolfram von Eschenbach and on the themes of chivalry and warfare.

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