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Readership: Linguistics students and researchers, teachers and learners of the German
language, as well as anyone interested in its history.
Joseph Salmons, Lester W.J. "Smoky" Seifert Professor of Germanic Linguistics, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Joseph Salmons is the Lester W.J. "Smoky" Seifert Professor of Germanic Linguistics at University of Wisconsin, Madison. He holds a BA in Philosophy (UNC-Charlotte, 1978) and a PhD in Germanic Linguistics (University of Texas, 1984). His research, teaching and outreach work all focus on speech sounds and language change, drawing data particularly from Germanic languages, including current Wisconsin English.
2: The Depths of Prehistory: Up to Indo-European
3: The Dawn of History: Germanic up to the earliest direct attestation
4: From Germanic to Old High German: Early textual evidence
5: Middle High German: The High Middle Ages
6: Early New High German: Richer evidence and context
7: New High German: Recent and ongoing change
8: Conclusion: The interpretation of the significance the past has for us