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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Title: Direkte Und Indirekte Partizipation
Written By: Christian Lehmann
Elisabeth Verhoeven
Yong-Min Shin

Die vorliegende typologische Studie ist im Ueberlappungsbereich zwischen den funktionalen Domaenen Partizipation und Possession angesiedelt. In einer gegebenen Situation unterhalten die Situationsbeteiligten Beziehungen zum Situationskern, aber auch untereinander. Bei der sprachlichen Umsetzung dieser konzeptuellen Relationen verhalten sich die Sprachen der Welt hoechst unterschiedlich, je nachdem welcher dieser Relationen sie im Ausdruck den Vorzug geben. Die Autoren zeigen die diesbezueglichen Ausdrucksstrategien fuer verschiedene Situationstypen und die systematischen Zusammenhaenge zwischen ihnen auf. Im Mittelpunkt der Untersuchung stehen die Sprachen Biti, Deutsch, Koreanisch, Samoanisch, Tamil, Tuerkisch, Vietnamesisch, Wardaman und Yukatekisch.

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 3895866091
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 160pp
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