The Grimm brothers and the Germanic past
- edited by Elmer H. Antonsen with James W. Marchand and Ladislav Zgusta.
- Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : J. Benjamins Pub. Co., 1990.
- Physical description
- x, 162 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
- Amsterdam studies in the theory and history of linguistic science. Series III, Studies in the history of the language sciences v. 54
- Includes bibliographical references.
- 1. Preface--
- 2. Contents--
- 3. Introduction--
- 4. Jacob Grimm's Position in the Development of Linguistics as a Science (by Koerner, E.F.K.)--
- 5. Jacob Grimm and the 'German' Dialects (by Nielsen, Hans Frede)--
- 6. Grimm's Grammar Gains Ground in England, 1832-52 (by Wiley, Raymond A.)--
- 7. Grimm's Law: A reappraisal of Grimm's formulation from a present-day perspective (by Coetsem, Frans van)--
- 8. Wilhelm Grimm and the Study of Runes (by Heyerdahl, Gerd Host)--
- 9. Grimm's Hildebrandslied (by Dick, Ernst S.)--
- 10. Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm at Work on Their Dictionary (by Henne, Helmut)--
- 11. Einige Thesen zur Bedeutungserlauterung in dem von Jacob Grimm bearbeiteten Teil des Deutschen Worterbuches und im Worterbuch der deutschen Sprache von Daniel Sanders (by Reichmann, Oskar)--
- 12. Dictionary Styles: A comparison between the dictionary of Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm and the revised edition (by Wiegand, Herbert Ernst)--
- 13. Bibliography--
- 14. A. Dictionaries--
- 15. B. Works by Jacob Grimm--
- 16. C. Works by Wilhelm Grimm--
- 17. D. Works by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm--
- 18. E. Secondary sources--
- 19. Index of Names--
- 20. About the Contributors.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The pioneering work of Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm in the areas of Germanic comparative and historical linguistics, lexicography, philology, and medieval studies places them squarely among the most important figures in the history of the language sciences. The contributions to this volume present a fascinating and timely reevaluation and reaffirmation of the significance of the Grimm Brothers' work in these areas, all of which the Grimms viewed as necessary components in their search for the essence of the German and Germanic Volksgeist.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Rev. version of papers from the International Bicentenary Symposium on the Brothers Grimm, held Apr. 10-12, 1986, at the University of Illinois at Urbanna-Champaign.
- 9027245398 (alk. paper) : $29.00
- 9789027245397 (alk. paper)
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