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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: Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik 61
Edited By: Erika Langbroek
Arend Quak
Annelies Roeleveld
Paula Vermeyden
URL: http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?BookId=ABAG+61
Series Title: Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik.

In Memoriam Paula Vermeyden
Elena Afros: Gothic Relative and Explicative Clauses
Introduced by Enclitic 'ei'
Guus Kroonen: Gemination and Allomorphy in the Proto-Germanic 'mn'-Stems:
'bottom' and 'rime'
Kenneth Shields: On the Origin of OHG nom.-acc. pl. masc.-fem. –'ā '
Jan Meijer: From æ to »
Friedrich E. Grunzweig: Ein Schwert mit Inschrift aus Pernik (Bulgarien)
Adolfo Zavaroni, Mead and 'aqua vitae': Functions of Mímir, Óðinn, Víðófnir
and Svipdagr
Friedrich Michael Dimpel: Der Verlust der ‚Eneas'-Handschrift als Fiktion –
eine computergestützte, textstatistische Untersuchung
Birgit A. Jensen: Transgressing the Body: Leper and Girl in Hartmann von
Aue's 'Armer Heinrich'
Heiko Hartmann: Gahmurets Epitaph ('Pz'. 107,29ff.)
Gary C. Shockey: 'Motio' and Alterity: movement of the other in Wirnt's
'Wigalois', Heinrich's 'Diu Crône', and Stricker's 'Daniel'
Irmgard Gephart: Das Gehäuse des Selbstzwangs: zu Strickers Kurzerzählung
von der ‚eingemauerten Frau'
Albrecht Classen: Toleration and Tolerance in the Middle Ages? The Good
Heathens as Fellow Beings in the World of 'Reinfried von Braunschweig',
Konrad von Würzburg’s 'Partonopier und Meliur', and 'Die Heideninne'
Erika Langbroek: Das Hartebok: ein Haus- und Gebrauchsbuch?
Sebastian Seyferth: "Du solt wissen das gesunde leüt nit süllen lassen noch
kein tranck nemen […]." Medizinisch-astrologische
Wissenspräsentationsformen und deren Textsyntax in einem
iatro-mathematischen Hausbuch von 1487
Nikolaus Ruge: 'Waz man newer tutsche hat / min hertz gar in wunder stat:'
die Sprachkritik in Karlsruhe, blb. hs. don. 104, f. 229rv

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Rodopi
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): None
Language Family(ies): Germanic
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9042018593
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 353
Prices: Europe EURO 75.00