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Title: Quod Vulgo Dicitur.
Subtitle: Studien zum Altniederländischen.
Edited By: Willy Pijnenburg
Arend Quak
Tannake Schoonheim
Series Title: Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik 57
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Inhalt: Vorwort. Willy J.J. PIJNENBURG: Das altniederländische Wörterbuch. Thomas KLEIN: Althochdeutsch und Altniederländisch. Heinrich TIEFENBACH: Altsächsisch und Altniederländisch. Luc de GRAUWE: Westfrankisch: bestaat dat? Over Westfrankisch en Oudnederlands in het oud-theodiske variëteitencontinuüm. Tanneke SCHOONHEIM: Von alvit bis wurm. Die Rolle der Namenforschung bei der Rekonstruktion des altniederländischen Wortschatzes. Josef van LOON: De chronologie van de r-metathesis in het Nederlands en aangrenzende Germaanse talen. Dirk P. BLOK: Altniederländisches in lateinischen Dokumenten 800 • ca. 1250. Anthony BUCCINI: “Ab errore liberato”. The Northern Expansion of Frankish Power in the Merovingian Period and the Genesis of the Dutch Language. Frédéric COTMAN & J. TAELDEMAN: hebban olla uogala revisited. Marianne ELSAKKERS: Abortion, Poisoning, Magic, and Contraception in Eckhardt’s Pactus Legis Salicae. Joop M. van der HORST: De plaats van de persoonsvorm in de ‘Wachtendonckse Psalmen’. Arend UAK: Altfriesisches in altniederländischen Ortsnamen. Norbert VOORWINDEN: Ist er ze sahsen oder ze brâbant gewahsen? Beobachtungen zum “Flämeln” des jungen Helmbrecht. BESPRECHUNGEN.

Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Rodopi
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Dutch
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ISBN: 9042008857
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: VI, 330 pp.
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