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Title: Die Gliederung des Nordgermanischen
Subtitle: Reprint der Erstauflage mit einer Einführung von Kurt Braun-müller
Written By: Oskar Bandle
URL: http://www.narr-shop.de/index.php/die-gliederung-des-nordgermanischen.html
Series Title: Beiträge zur Nordischen Philologie, Band 47

Bei diesem nach fast 40 Jahren erstmals wieder aufgelegten, zuvor vergriffenen
Übersichtswerk handelt es sich um die bislang letzte Summa der traditionellen
(europäischen) Dialektologie, die zum skandinavischen Raum als Ganzem
vorliegt und die eine zusammenhängende wie auch eigenständige Sichtweise
präsentiert. Oskar Bandles Buch, durch anschauliches Kartenmaterial ergänzt,
ist eine Zusammenschau auf die wesentlichen Züge der (vornehmlich
kontinentalskandinavischen) Sprachen germanischen Ursprungs und wendet
sich an alle an skandinavischer Dialektologie und Dialektgeographie

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Language Family(ies): Germanic
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783772084164
Pages: 142
Prices: Europe EURO 39