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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: A History of the German Language through Texts
Written By: Thomas Gloning
Christopher Young
Description:

A History of the German Language through Texts examines the evolution of
German, from the Early Medieval period to the present day.

Written in a lively and accessible style, the book looks a the history of
German through a wide range of texts, from medical, legal and scientific
writing to literature, everyday newspapers and adverts. All texts are
translated and accompanied by commentaries. The book also offers a glossary
of technical terms and abbreviations, a summary of the main changes in each
historical period, a guide to reference material, and suggestions for
further reading.

A History of the German Language through Texts is essential reading for
students of German, Linguistics or Philology.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Language Documentation
Subject Language(s): German
German, Middle High
German, Old High
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415183324
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320
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