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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Title: Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik Band 60 - 2005
Edited By: Erika Langbroek
Arend Quak
Annelies Roeleveld
Paula Vermeyden
Series Title: Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik.

Frederik KORTLANDT: The Inflexion of the Indo-European a-Stems in Germanic
Willy PIJNENBURG: Germ. *kalb-az- 'kalf' en Slav. žrebe 'veulen'
Michael SCHULTE: Die Übergangsinschriften. Aspekte des transitorischen
laut- und Schreibungswandels
Diether SCHÜRR: Hron und fisc auf Franks Casket
Hans SCHWARZ (†): Zur Verschmähung der Huldgabe und zum Verständnis der
Halbzeile 40b wili mih dinu speru werpan im Hildebrandsliede
Alexander SCHEUFENS: Begriffe des Ethnischen im 'Heliand'
Brian MURDOCH: Von Christi geburt: Approaching an Early Middle High German
Irmgard GEPHARDT: Textur der Minne: Liebesdiskurs und Leselust in Wolframs
Neil THOMAS: Wirnts von Gravenberg Wigalois und die Auseinandersetzung mit
der Parzival-Problematik
Norbert VOORWINDEN: Das Meerwunder. Heldendichtung oder Märchen?
Erika LANGBROEK & Annelies ROELEVELD: Ein stemmatologischer Versuch. 'Dith
is de kranshals' im Hartebok. Textvergleiche mit den überlieferten
sonstigen Kranshalsgedichten
Elly VIJFVINKEL: Die Integration des alten Osterspiels in den
mittelalterlichen geistlichen Spielen von Donaueschingen und Luzern
Michael BÄRMANN: "Guardion vnd closters kind": Ein Eintrag zu Johannes
Pauli im Anniversarbuch des Freiburger franziskanerklosters
Gea LINDEBOOM & Umar SAYYED: Kolding bys bog. A codicological review of the
town book of Kolding

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Rodopi
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): German, Middle High
Language Family(ies): Germanic
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9042016973
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: v, 319
Prices: Europe EURO 70