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Title: Familiennamen nach Herkunft und Wohnstätte [Atlas of German Family Names]
Subtitle: Band 4
Edited By: Christian Bochenek
Kathrin Dräger
Fabian Fahlbusch
Jessica Nowack

With over 1,800 annotated maps, the Atlas of German Family Names draws together for the first time all of the family names that exist in the Federal Republic of Germany according to their statistical frequency and geographical distribution. The inclusion of a section on grammar addresses the needs of linguists, while a section on lexicology will be of particular use to cultural historians. Volume 4 provides the first systematic and comprehensive documentation of the spatial interconnections between toponymy and anthroponomy, using Germany as a paradigmatic subject of analysis.

Publication Year: 2013
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: 9783110290592
Pages: 1007
Prices: Europe EURO 299.00

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110307870
Pages: 1007
Prices: Europe EURO 299.00