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Title: Vennemann's bifurcation theory of the Germanic and German consonant shifts
Authors: Smith, Laura Catharine
Keywords: Linguistics;German language;Historical linguistics;Phonology;Germanic languages--Phonology
Issue Date: Jan-1996
Publisher: University of Calgary
Citation: Smith, L. C. (1996). Vennemann's bifurcation theory of the Germanic and German consonant shifts. Calgary Working Papers in Linguistics, 18(Winter), 67-76.
Abstract: Vennemann presents a plausible alternative to Grimm's succession of Germanic and High German sound shifts. As part of his argumentation, Vennemann gives a systematic revision of the Proto-Germanic obstruent inventory which he reconstructs internally from Germanic data. He also looks beyond the Germanic data to posit a Paleo-Germanic obstruent system. While revising Grimm's traditional theory, Vennemann also reformulates Verner's Shift and how it would apply to his alternative glottalic approach.
ISSN: 2371-2643
Appears in Collections:Volume 18, Winter 1996

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