Welcome to the department of germanic and slavic languages and literatures as a department of foreign languages, literatures, and cultural studies, we prepare our students for life and. Initiated in 1825 and officially established in 1897, the department of germanic languages and literatures at harvard continues to enjoy a prestigious and highly regarded reputation. Germanic languages differ from each other to a greater degree than do some other language families such as the romance or slavic languages roughly speaking, germanic languages differ in how. The language group descended from indo-european includes the balto-slavic, albanian, celtic, italic, greek, and germanic families of languages it’s estimated that about half the earth’s. 2016 daad prize in german and european studies to be awarded to dr yasemin yildiz, ucla congratulations to dr yasemin yildiz of ucla, the recipient of the 2016 daad prize for.
Germanic languages are english’s distant cousins, so to speak the germanic family itself has subgroups english is in the west germanic branch along with german, dutch, afrikaans, and a few. A fourth of july oration in the german tongue, delivered at a banquet of the anglo-american club of students by the author of this book a little learning makes the whole world kin -. This is the main page for the department of linguistics and germanic, slavic, asian and african languages. Germanic languages: germanic languages, branch of the indo-european language family consisting of the west germanic, north germanic, and east germanic groups.
German (deutsch) german is a west germanic language spoken mainly in germany, austria, switzerland, liechtenstein, belgium, luxembourg and italy. The department of germanic languages offers an array of courses in languages, literatures, and cultures the broad range of studies offers training in. Germanic languages, subfamily of the indo-european languages germanic languages are spoken by more than 480 million people in northern and western europe, north america, south africa, and.
The germanic languages are a branch of the indo-european language family spoken natively by a population of about 515 million people mainly in europe, north america, oceania, and southern. It was this language that the soldiers took with them and that interacted with native languages and the language of later invaders, particularly the moors and germanic invasions, to produce. German is the official language of germany, austria, and liechtenstein and one of the four national languages of switzerland german is also spoken in diverse modern dialects in northern. The department of germanic languages and literatures at the ohio state university is home to one of the oldest and largest german and germanic studies programs in the country its sixteen.
Modern german belongs to the group of so-called germanic languages (including also the scandinavian, dutch, flemish, and english languages) that are descended from a common prehistoric. German is a germanic language that carries a rich heritage of ancient languages and shows a strong regularity it is well known for rigorous logic and complicated grammar please feel free. A major in modern languages with a concentration in german requires 33-45 hours in the subject, excluding german 1001 and 1002 in addition to the specific course numbers listed, one course. 5 reasons to learn german by sarah of pimsleur approach if you're thinking about learning a new language, german could well make an excellent choice.
Department of germanic languages & literatures wescoe hall 1445 jayhawk blvd room 2080 lawrence, kansas 66045-7594, usa. German (deutsch) belongs to the western group of the germanic branch of the indo-european language family it is one of the world's major languages spoken by an estimated 95 million native. There was, of course, also the branch of germanic that evolved into the german languages of central europe, but the focus here is on the scandinavian languages that came from the northern. Teachers and students can use these comprehensive german language guides to improve reading, writing, and comprehension skills for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.
About our department welcome to the department of germanic languages and literatures at washington university, a close-knit intellectual community of faculty members, graduate students, and. References english is a germanic language as are german, dutch, flemish, afrikaans, swedish, norwegian, danish, faroese and icelandic this means that it belongs to an early grouping of. Within the germanic language family, there are three groups, east germanic, north germanic and west germanic east germanic languages the earliest substantial attestation of the germanic.