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Title: Sprachkontakte, Sprachvariation und Sprachwandel
Subtitle: Festschrift für Thomas Stehl zum 60. Geburtstag
Edited By: Lena Busse
Claudia Schlaak
URL: http://www.narr-shop.de/index.php/sprachkontakte-sprachvariation-und-sprachwandel.html

In der vorliegenden Festschrift werden Beiträge zur Feier des 60. Geburtstags
von Herrn Prof. Dr. Thomas Stehl publiziert. Es finden sich Beiträge vor allem
von Sprachwissenschaftlern, aber auch von Literatur- und
Kulturwissenschaftlern, die mit dem wissenschaftlichen Lebenswerk von
Thomas Stehl eng verbunden sind. Ziel der Festschrift ist es, die wesentlichen
Forschungen des Jubilars, dazu zählen vor allem seine Arbeiten im Bereich der
Variationslinguistik, zu würdigen und zu seinen wissenschaftlichen Kernfragen
Stellung zu nehmen. Alle Beiträge greifen daher aus der Perspektive
verschiedener Einzelphilologien sein breit angelegtes und spannendes
wissenschaftliches Lebenswerk zu den Bereichen der Kontaktlinguistik, der
Mehrsprachigkeit, der Pragmalinguistik, der Variationslinguistik, der
Sprachvariation und des Sprachwandels in europäischen und
außereuropäischen Ländern, der Geolinguistik, der Kreolistik und der
Migrationslinguistik auf.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Discipline of Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783823366010
Pages: 524
Prices: Europe EURO 88