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Title: Geschichte der Sprache - Sprache der Geschichte
Subtitle: Probleme und Perspektiven der historischen Sprachwissenschaft des Deutschen. Oskar Reichmann zum 75. Geburtstag
Edited By: Jochen A. Bär
Marcus Müller
URL: http://www.oldenbourg-verlag.de/akademie-verlag/geschichte-sprache-sprache-geschichte/9783050051116
Series Title: Lingua Historica Germanica

Der Band bietet einen Überblick über die aktuelle Situation der germanistischen Sprachgeschichtsschreibung. Er versammelt 20 Beiträge aus drei großen Gegenstandsbereichen: zu historiographietheoretischen Aspekten (Theorien, Begriffen, Methoden), zur Sprachsystemgeschichte (der historischen Grammatik sowie der historischen Lexikologie und Lexikographie), sowie zur Geschichte sprachlicher Variation (zu Varietäten, Textsorten, Autoren, Diskursen). Der Band zeigt methodologisch wie thematisch neue Wege der Sprachgeschichtsschreibung auf und repräsentiert die Vielfalt der aktuellen methodischen Ansätze - von der traditionellen Philologie bis zur Diskurs- und Korpuslinguistik. Darüber hinaus verdeutlichen die Beiträge, dass in der heutigen Historiolinguistik das Selbstverständnis als Kulturgeschichtsschreibung paradigmatisch ist, und beleuchten insbesondere sozial-, mentalitäts- und bewusstseinsgeschichtliche Aspekte.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Akademie Verlag GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783050051116
Pages: 658
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