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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: Moutons Interaktive Einführung in die Historische Linguistik des Deutschen/The Mouton Interactive Introduction to Historical Linguistics of German
Written By: Karin Donhauser
Annette Fischer
Lars Mecklenburg
URL: http://www.mouton-online.com/histling.php
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The 'Mouton Interactive Introduction to Historical Linguistics of German'
provides an overview of the historical development of the German language
from its beginnings to the present day. It presents and interprets core
changes in phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexis and illustrates them
using multimedia visualizations. In addition, the introduction contains
comprehensive material on textual transmission in the various historical
periods of German and on contemporary theories of language change. All
texts are in German and English.

The introduction is available as a CD-ROM (single user) and online.

Key Features:
*An effective autodidactic tool and a useful aid in preparation for exams
in the field of historical linguistics.
*Teachers and instructors can use the introduction to make their lectures
more diversified and illustrative.
*Depth of understanding is facilitated through dynamic visualizations,
well-structured schemata and selected maps.
*Old, Middle, and Early New High German source texts become living
contemporary documents through recordings spoken by practiced speakers.
*Diverse functions make it possible for the user to tailor the application
of the program to meet his or her individual needs.
*Extensive text and graphic material is provided for all three language
periods.
*Detailed treatment of the area of syntax and discussion of current
theories on language change.

Languages of Publication: English & German

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Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: CD
ISBN: 9783110176179
ISBN-13: 9783110176179
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ISBN: 18629903
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