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Title: Schriften zur Synchronie und Diachronie des Deutschen
Written By: Werner Abraham
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?261186
Series Title: Danziger Beiträge zur Germanistik

Das Buch stellt einen Ab- und Umriss des bisherigen wissenschaftlichen Lebenswerks Werner Abrahams dar. Werner Abraham, bis 2001 fast 30 Jahre lang Lehrstuhlinhaber für germanistische Linguistik und Mediävistik an der Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, bekleidete nicht nur akademische Lehrstellen auf der ganzen Welt, sondern hat auch mit über 700 wissenschaftlichen Publikationen auf den Gebieten der modernen Grammatikforschung, der Dialektologie, der übereinzelsprachlichen Typologie, des Deutschen als Fremdsprache und der semantisch-pragmatischen Analyse literarischer Werke nachhaltigen Einfluss ausgeübt. Die ausgewählten, ausschließlich deutschsprachigen Artikel dokumentieren relevante und bis heute produktive Anstöße für die Fächer Germanistische Linguistik und Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783631611869
Pages: 517
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