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Title: Grammatik des Altfranzösischen
Written By: D. Behrens
E. Schwan
URL: www.lincom-shop.eu
Series Title: LINCOM Gramatica

Die Grammatik des Altfranzösischen wendet sich an Studierende der
romanische Phiologie, um sie in die altfranzösische Laut- und Fromenlehre
einzuführen und ihnen als Nachschlagebuch und zusammenfassendes
Repitorium derselben zu dienen. Sie hofft auch.mit Nutzen Übungen und
Vorlesungen zu Grunde gelegt werden zu können, indem etwa bestimmte
Abschnitte bei der Interpretation eines altfranzösischen Textes
durchgenommen oder einer auch die übrigen Dialekte umfassenden
Erörterung zu Grunde gelegt würden (aus dem Vorwort).

Inhalt: 1. Teil: Lautlehre (u.a., die wichtigsten Abweichungen des
vulgärlatenischen Lautstandes von dem schriftlateinischen; die
vulgärlateinischen Laute und ihre Umbildung in das Altfranzösische,
Konsonantismus, Vokalismus). II. Teil: Formenlehre (Deklination,
Konjugation). III. Teil: Materialien zur Einführung in das Studium der
altfranzöischen Mundarten (Franzisch, Picardisch, Wallonisch, Lothringisch,
Champagnisch, Franche-Compté, Burgundisch, die südlichen Mundarten, die
südwestlichen Mundarten, die westlichen Mundarten, Normannisch,
Anglonormannisch), Index, 1 Faltkarte. (re-edition, originally published 1914,
Leipzig, wirtten in German).

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
French Linguistics
Subject Language(s): French, Old
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783862880638
Pages: 473
Prices: Europe EURO 83.80