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Title: Sprachliche Ausgrenzung im späten Mittelalter und der frühen Neuzeit
Written By: Anja Lobenstein-Reichmann
Series Title: De Gruyter Studia Linguistica Germanica 117

This methodologically and thematically innovative linguistic and cultural-historical study examines interpersonal social relationships during the Early New High German era. The work focuses on activities of linguistic exclusion along with the underlying pragma-grammatical and pragmasemantic strategies associated with them, as well as their impact on ten important marginal groups of the period (beggars, Jews, gypsies, and others). The study is geared to readers from all fields with an interest in history.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110331080
Pages: 448
Prices: Europe EURO 119.95
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110331011
Pages: 448
Prices: Europe EURO 119.95