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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.


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Title: Historische Sprachwissenschaft [Historical Linguistics]
Subtitle: Erkenntnisinteressen, Grundlagenprobleme, Desiderate
Edited By: P├ęter Maitz
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/180290?format=G
Series Title: De Gruyter Studia Linguistica Germanica 110
Description:

Contemporary historical linguistics is characterized by basic instabilities
in its theoretical foundations. The studies in this volume both reveal and
question this theoretical instability. The authors reflect about the
potentials and limitations of different paths to knowledge, different
underlying theoretical and methodological principles, as well as about
those aspects of research on the history of language linked to the history
of science and epistemology.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
History of Linguistics
Language Change
Language History
Grammaticalization
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ISBN-13: 9783110273304
Pages: 321
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Pages: 321
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