The formation of the Proto-Germanic language
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vi, 65 pages
DepartmentTowson University. Department of Geography and Environmental Planning
Over the years linguistics and archaeology have been synthesized in order to explain how various language families formed. However, studies examining the problem from a uniquely geographic perspective are lacking. This study examined how the Proto-Germanic language formed. Archaeological, geogenetic, and temporal data was gathered and put into a GIS for analysis using statistics and intersects. The conclusion was that the language formed somewhere in southern Scandinavia through a process of intermingling after an initial clash between an indigenous agricultural group and an invading tribe from the North Pontic Steppes.