Provides the reader with insight into phonological methods from the Prague Structuralism and Chomskyan Generativism of the last seventy-five years to an array of today's non-linear approaches by applying them to given phonological changes that act as leitmotifs in the research of German sounds through time.
The Author: Irmengard Rauch is Professor of Germanic Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of The Old High German Diphthongization: A Description of a Phonemic Change; The Old Saxon Language: Grammar, Epic Narrative, Linguistic Interference; Semiotic Insights: The Data Do the Talking; The Gothic Language: Grammar, Genetic Provenance and Typology, Readings; and of numerous articles in professional journals and books. Professor Rauch is co-editor of several collections of linguistics and semiotics research and she is the Peter Lang series editor for Berkeley Models of Grammars and Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics. She is the founding editor of the Interdisciplinary Journal for Germanic Linguistics and Semiotic Analysis and the founder of the Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable and the San Francisco Bay Area German Linguistic Fieldwork Project. Among her honors are a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Distinguished Alumnus Award, and a Festschrift.