During Michaelmas 2022, Dr Nikolaus Ruge (Universität Trier) will be in Oxford as Visiting Lecturer in German Historical Linguistics at the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and will deliver a lecture series on Middle High German. This is mainly designed as an introductory course for students of the German Paper IV ‘Historical Linguistics’ but will be open to a general audience interested in medieval languages. The first two lectures will take place on Friday 4-5pm in the Taylor Institution Library, Room 2, the following lectures will be online.
Friday 14 Oct., 4pm I. Middle High German: time, space, language
Friday 21 Oct., 4pm II. Early Middle High German (1050-1170)
III. ‘Classical’ Middle High German (1170-1250)
IV. Late Middle High German (1250-1350)
V. Developments in the Language System 1: Graphemics and Phonology
VI. Developments in the Language System 2: Morphology
VII. Developments in the language system 3: Word formation
VIII. Developments in the Language System 4: Morphosyntax and Syntax
Lectures will be recorded and added to the playlist “German Historical Linguistics” https://tinyurl.com/PaperIVHistoricalLinguistics
The textbook for this lecture course is The Oxford Guide to Middle High German. The set text for Middle High German is Helmbrecht in the edition by Karl-Heinz Göttert (2015). Oxford students can access further resources such as reading lists and essay topics via the Canvas page.