The Germanic Languages /by Ekkehard Konig,Johan van der Auwera. The Germanic Languages provides a unique survey of twelve Germanic languages from English and German to Faroese and Yiddish. Spoken by more than 450 million native speakers worldwide, the Germanic languages have unrivalled cultural and social significance. This important work provides a chapter-length description of each language focusing on the structure of the languages as they are spoken today, but also giving an analysis of language history and development. This book is fully comprehensive, presenting detailed research on both the major Germanic languages and rarely-covered minor languages such as Pennsylvania German and the Germanic Creoles.