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Title: Kanzleisprachenforschung [Research into Chancery Language: An International Handbook]
Subtitle: Ein internationales Handbuch
Edited By: Albrecht Greule
Jörg Meier
Arne Ziegler

For the first time, this Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the
object, the history, the theoretical academic prerequisites and the present
state of research into chancery language. The main focus is on the written
language of the municipal, princely and imperial chanceries in the Late
Middle High and Early New High German periods in Central, Eastern and
South-Eastern Europe and in Baltic countries and Scandinavia.

This readable and problem-oriented account gives both a survey of research
findings and an insight into the main topical research areas.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110261882
Pages: 680
Prices: Europe EURO 199.95
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110193374
Pages: 680
Prices: Europe EURO 199.95