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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 Vol. 55
Edited By: Erika Langbroek
Paula Vermeyden
Arend Quak
Annelies Roeleveld
Series Title: Amsterdamer Beiträge zur Älteren Germanistik Vol. 55

Inhalt: Marco BATTAGLIA: Nerthus as a Female Deity. The interpretatio romana and Tacitus' Germania, XL revisited. Murray K. DAHM:
Re-examining Latin Cursive Elements in FuÞark Development. Frederik
KORTLANDT: The Origin of the Goths. Ekaterina SKVAIRS:
Altsächsisches-altniederfränkisches Kontakterbe und sein Fortleben im
Niederdeutschen. Rod FISHER: Medieval Alienation Techniques. Some
Observations on Wolfram's Dawn-song Ez ist nu tac. Albrecht CLASSEN:
Moriz und kein Ende ... Zugleich kritisch-provokative Gedanken über den wissenschaftlichen Betrieb in der mediävistischen
Germanistik. Michael BÄRMANN: Saxo Grammaticus und das 'Erzählen von
Tell': Überlegungen zur schweizerischen 'Befreiungstradition'. Gary
C. SHOCKEY: "Nû wil ich gewinnen vil gerne iuwer hulde":
Reconstitution of the Arthurian Condition in Heinrich von dem Türlin's 'Diu Crône'. Monica SCHULZ: 'Wann ich wil tun als ain biderman'. Die êre als Fundament einer bündnisorientierten Herrschaftssicherung im 'Friedrich von Schwaben'. Erika LANGBROEK & Annelies ROELEVELD: Eine
Wolfenbütteler Himmelfahrt Van der hymmeluart marien in Cod.
Guelf. Helmst. 1084 und Van der bort cristi im Hartebok. Johan
WINKELMAN: Naturalia et pudenta. Erotische insignes uit de late
Middeleeuwen en hun literaire achtergronden. John M. JEEP: Zur
Methodik der Bibliographie: anlässlich einer
Besprechung. BESPRECHUNGEN. -

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Rodopi
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 01657305
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 290
Prices: EUR 55,-/US$ 51.50