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Title: Rätoromanisch
Subtitle: Eine Einführung in das Bündnerromanische
Written By: Ricarda Liver
URL: http://www.narr.de/isbn.php?isbn=978-3-8233-6556-3
Series Title: narr studienbücher

Dieses bewährte Studienbuch richtet sich an Leser, die sich über das
Rätoromanische Graubündens, seine sprachliche Erscheinungsform, seine
heutige Verbreitung und soziolinguistische Stellung, seine Geschichte und
über den Stand der Forschung zu all diesen Themen informieren möchten. Das
Buch stellt eine kritische Synthese der bisherigenStudien zum
Bündnerromanischen dar, erweitert durch Resultate eigener Forschung. Die
Neuauflage aktualisiert die Informationen zur Situation des
Bündnerromanischen und zu Ergebnissen der Forschung aufgrund der im letzten
Jahrzehnt erschienenen Literatur.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Romance philology
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783823365563
Pages: 195
Prices: Europe EURO 19.90