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Band 253:
Howell, Robert B.: Old English Breaking and its Germanic analogues. 124 S. - Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1991.
ISBN: 3-484-30253-4
Dieser Band ist im IDS verfügbar:
[Buch] IDS-Bibliothek: Sig. QE 558
Alternatives Medium:
E-Book (PDF). Berlin / New York: de Gruyter. ISBN: 978-3-11-135650-1

The controversial phonetic nature of the Old English breaking process is analysed in light of similar development in other Germanic languages. Internal evidence for Old English and comparative Germanic evidence combine to provide a plausible explanation of the Old English phenomena.


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0.   Introduction S. 1
1.   LC Clusters: Breaking, Svarabhakti and Ohter Related Phoneomena S. 6
2.   Proto-Germanic */x/ and Old English breaking S. 83
Concluding Remarks S. 107
Reference S. 110