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Title: Die slavischen Sprachen / The Slavic Languages
Subtitle: Ein internationales Handbuch zu ihrer Struktur, ihrer Geschichte und ihrer Erforschung / An International Handbook of their Structure, their History and their Investigation [Volume 1]
Edited By: Sebastian Kempgen
Peter Kosta
Tilman Berger
Karl Gutschmidt
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/fb/sk/detailEn.cfm?isbn=978-3-11-015660-7
Series Title: Handb├╝cher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft / Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science [HSK] 32/1
Description:

The handbook presents a well balanced general view of the current state of
Slavic linguistics and the Slavic languages with regard to their synchronic
and diachronic description. In contrast to previous undertakings of a
similar nature, this handbook is not a grammar with chapters on individual
languages. Its length, the extensive scope of its subject matter, the
systematic approach and the method of description which reflect the current
state of Slavic linguistics set this handbook apart from others.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Family(ies): Slavic Subgroup
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Versions:
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110214475
Pages: 1116
Prices: Europe EURO 366.00
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110156607
Pages: 1116
Prices: Europe EURO 329.00