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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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Title: Text, Autor und Wissen in der 'historiografía indiana' der Frühen Neuzeit [Text, Author, and Knowledge in the "Historiografía Indiana" of the Early Modern Era]
Subtitle: Die Décadas von Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas
Written By: Sebastian Greußlich
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/183437?format=G
Series Title: De Gruyter Pluralisierung & Autorität 33
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This volume focuses on a key example of early modern Castilian colonial historiography, the Décadas. The work provides an analysis of linguistic discourse that fills a research gap in Spanish language studies. A widely received text that achieved the highest level of contemporary prestige is subjected for the first time to a systematic, historically informed analysis of its linguistic and discursive constitution.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Spanish
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ISBN-13: 9783110289121
Pages: 399
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ISBN-13: 9783110294903
Pages: 399
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