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It's Been Said Before

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By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Polenz, Peter von: Deutsche Sprachgeschichte vom Spätmittelalter bis zur Gegenwart [History of the German Language, vol. II: 17th and 18th Centuries.]
Subtitle: Band II 17. und 18. Jahrhundert
Edited By: Claudine Moulin
Dominic Harion
Series Title: De Gruyter Studienbuch

Ein Standardwerk zur Deutschen Sprachgeschichte in neuer, aktualisierter und ergänzter Auflage. Der zweite, noch zusammen mit dem Verfasser überarbeitete Band setzt den Schwerpunkt auf das Deutsche in der Zeit des Absolutismus und der bildungsbürgerlichen Sprachkultivierung. In seiner einzigartigen Verschränkung von Sprachgeschichte, Kultur- und Sozialgeschichte richtet sich dieses Studienbuch an Forscher und Studierende verschiedenster Disziplinen.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language History
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783110314540
Pages: 590
Prices: Europe EURO 39.95

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110314670
Pages: 590
Prices: Europe EURO 399.00