Congratulations to Dr. Vera Lee-Schoenfeld, Associate Pro... more
Dr. Vera Lee-Schoenfeld, Associate Professor of Linguisti... more
This November, Holly Griffis’s essay “Final Devoicing in... more
The goal of this course is the study of the sociohistorical processes and linguistic developments in German, concerning the establishment of the modern standard language. As such, we will study language shift and language change from both a diachronic and synchronic perspective. The standard language will therefore be presented as the result of cultural and linguistic developments, and of political and economic unification. Taught in German.