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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Ein Leben für die Wissenschaft / A Lifetime of Achievement
Subtitle: Volume 1: Linguistik / Linguistics
Written By: Salomo A Birnbaum
Edited By: Erika Timm

Salomo A. Birnbaum (1891 -- 1989) is the uncontested pioneer in two large
closely related research areas, namely historical Jewish linguistics and the
palaeography of Hebrew and all Jewish successor languages. This collection of
essays provides a cross-section through Birnbaum’s life’s work. Volume I
contains articles on Jewish philology and a survey of additional Jewish
languages and individual studies.

Publication Year: 2011
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language History
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110251951
Pages: 540
Prices: Europe EURO 149.95
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110251944
Pages: 540
Prices: Europe EURO 149.95