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Title: Die doppelten Perfektbildungen im Deutschen
Subtitle: Eine diachrone Untersuchung [Double Forms of the Perfect Tense]
Written By: Isabel Buchwald-Wargenau
Series Title: De Gruyter Studia Linguistica Germanica 115

This book is devoted to double forms of the perfect tense in the German language. The study is based on an extensive corpus of double formations of the perfect tense as they have been used over the past eight centuries. This compilation takes into account both written language (the dimension of distance) and spoken language (the dimension of proximity). On the basis of the collected empirical data, the study addresses specific questions about the structure, diachronic use, and diachronic meaning of double-perfect tense formations.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110292442
Prices: Europe EURO 119.95

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ISBN-13: 9783110292480
Prices: Europe EURO 119.95