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Title: Deutsche Fremdwortlexikografie zwischen 1800 und 2007 [Foreign Word Lexicography Between 1800 and 2007 in Germany]
Subtitle: Zur metasprachlichen und lexikografischen Behandlung äußeren Lehnguts in Sprachkontaktwörterbüchern des Deutschen
Written By: Anke Heier
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/182079?format=G
Series Title: De Gruyter Lexicographica. Series Maior 142
Description:

"Germany is the land of foreign word dictionaries," Peter von Polenz wrote in 1967, commenting on the German tendency to use borrowed expressions. While much research has focused on older and purist works, this investigation considers the foreign word dictionary in its entirety from 1800-2007. It addresses not only the structural and lexicographic diversity of this dictionary type, but also discusses relevant historical factors as well as the individual authors' definitions of what borrowed expressions are. A nuanced picture of foreign word dictionaries in Germany is thus provided.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Lexicography
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110282672
Pages: 577
Prices: Europe EURO 129.95
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110282542
Pages: 577
Prices: Europe EURO 129.95