Readership: This book will appeal to people of German descent, as well as anyone with an interest in German culture and history.
Ruth H. Sanders, Professor of German, Miami University of Ohio
"German provides an apt starting point for anybody seeking an accessible book on the history of German" - Kerstin Hodge, Times Literary Supplement
"Like a good biography, it provides a tantalising taste of its subject." - Kerstin Hodge, Times Higher Education Supplement
"For any scholar of linguistics, this book offers rich material." - Organiser, New Delhi
"an ingenious telling of just how German emerged from the primordial Germanic soup...this is an enjoyable yet still-scholarly read for the historian, linguist and Germanophile alike. It would be a fine thing to have more such brief histories, made easily readable to the non-specialist, of the major world languages." -
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