LINGUIST List 29.2861

Wed Jul 11 2018

Books: Präteritumschwund im Deutschen: Fischer

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Date: 11-Jul-2018
From: Pablo Dominguez Andersen <>
Subject: Präteritumschwund im Deutschen: Fischer
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Title: Präteritumschwund im Deutschen
Subtitle: Dokumentation und Erklärung eines Verdrängungsprozesses
Series Title: Studia Linguistica Germanica
Published: 2018
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Author: Hanna Fischer
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110560701 Pages: 438 Price: U.S. $ 114.99

Spoken German shows a characteristic degradation of preterit forms. This study provides a comprehensive documentation of this “disappearance of the preterit” in time and space. It describes the loss of the preterit as a principled process of displacement and develops a new integrated picture to resolve the contradictory state of the theoretical research from the past 130 years.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): German (deu)

Written In: German (deu)

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