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Title: Deutsches Neologismenwörterbuch (Dictionary of German Neologisms)
Subtitle: Neue Wörter und Wortbedeutungen in der Gegenwartssprache
Edited By: Uwe Cover Quasthoff
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Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics
Subject Language(s): German
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