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Title: Der Wortschatz des Bündnerromanischen
Subtitle: Elemente zu einer rätoromanischen Lexikologie
Written By: Ricarda Liver
URL: http://www.narr-shop.de/index.php/der-wortschatz-des-bundnerromanischen.html

Diese Skizze des heutigen bündnerromanischen Wortschatzes beschreibt ausgewählte Wortfelder, Phraseologismen und semantische Relationen. Der Hauptteil des Buches beschäftigt sich mit der Geschichte des bündnerromanischen Wortschatzes, seiner Schichtung (vorromanische, lateinische und germa nische Elemente) und seiner Vernetzung mit der alpinroma nischen Nachbarschaft und der Gesamtromania. Der dritte Teil untersucht die lexikalischen Besonderheiten der frühen Schriftsprachen (16./17. Jh.). Das Bündnerromanische erweist sich in seinem Wortschatz als eine originelle romanische Sprache, gekennzeichnet durch die Bewahrung vorromanischer Elemente, die Fortführung einer besonderen Latinität, die sie teilweise mit anderen romanischen Varietäten der Romania teilt, und vor allem durch die jahrhundertelange Symbiose mit der deutschen Nachbarsprache.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Romance philology
Subject Language(s): Romansh
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783772084683
Pages: 334
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