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Books: Historical Linguistics: Ernst

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  1. julia.ulrich, Romanische Sprachgeschichte: Ernst

Message 1: Romanische Sprachgeschichte: Ernst

Date: Wed, 12 May 2004 04:11:45 -0400 (EDT)
From: julia.ulrich <>
Subject: Romanische Sprachgeschichte: Ernst

Title: Romanische Sprachgeschichte / Histoire linguistique de la Romania

Subtitle: Ein internationales Handbuch zur Geschichte der romanischen
	 Sprachen / Manuel international d'histoire linguistique de la Romania
Series Title: Handb�cher zu Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft /
	 Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science 23.1

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher:	Mouton de Gruyter

Book URL:

Editor: Gerhard Ernst
Editor: Martin-Dietrich Gle�gen
Editor: Christian Schmitt
Editor: Wolfgang Schweickard

Hardback: ISBN: 3110146940, Pages: lxxiii, 1152, Price: EURO 498.00
	 Comment: Volume 1


With regards to historical linguistics, the study of Romance languages
enjoys the privilege of a long documentation history, which, with
Latin as its basis, dates back almost three thousand years. This long
tradition makes it possible to analyze nearly every
language-historical aspect, as well as to develop methods and test
theories without having to rely on speculation. Drawing upon this rich
history, Romanische Sprachgeschichte (Romance Language History)
describes the systematic nature of spoken and written language in the
Romance language area on the one hand, and on the other hand
determines the conditionality of such human behavior due to regional,
social and situational conformities - themselves subject to the
changing of times - and to culture-historical and literary
determinants. With regard to both of these aspects, Romanische
Sprachgeschichte breaks away from the typical focus on the history of
the individual national Romance languages and adds a diachronic
dimension to the continuum of language varieties within the Romance
language area. Thematic parallels and contrastive analysis of the
various Romance languages and language areas make it possible to
observe and analyze divergences as well as convergences in language
development under different sociohistorical conditions.

The main languages of publication are German and French. However, a
few articles in Spanish and Italian are also included.

Lingfield(s):	Historical Linguistics

Language Family(ies):	Romance 
Written In:	German (Language Code: GER)
		French (Language Code: FRN)
		Spanish (Language Code: SPN)
		Italian (Language Code: ITN)

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