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GERMAN 560 A: Modern Dialects

Meeting Time: 
TTh 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Location: 
DEN 313
SLN: 
14367
Instructor:
Charles Barrack

Additional Details:

 

This course deals with the basic phonology, morphology and syntax of five contemporary West Germanic languages and dialects. We will examine one southern dialect (Swiss German), one central (the dialect of Frankfurt) and one northern German dialect (Plattdeutsch). Then, time permitting, the basic structure of Yiddish and Dutch will be examined. Short reading selections from each of these speech communities will be exegeted, and CD's of native speakers reading passages from our texts will be made available to the class for home study.

Catalog Description: 
This course deals with the basic phonology, morphology and syntax of five contemporary West Germanic languages and dialects. We study one southern, one central and one northern German dialect. Then the basic structure of Yiddish and Dutch are considered. Short reading selections from each of these speech communities are exegeted.
GE Requirements: 
Other Requirements Met: 
Credits: 
5
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 3:21pm
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