GRMN 311

History and Structure of the German Language

Prerequisite: One course in German beyond GRMN 202. Through the reading of sample texts derived from the whole of German literary history, from the present back to the Old High German of the early ninth century, this course will investigate patterns of historical development and impart the skills to describe them systematically, creating, in effect, rather than just learning of, a descriptive history of the development of the German language. Offered alternate years. V.1