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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: Namen
Subtitle: Eine Einführung in die Onomastik
Written By: Damaris Nübling
Fabian Fahlbusch
Rita Heuser
URL: http://www.narr-shop.de/index.php/namen.html
Series Title: narr studienbücher

Diese Einführung befasst sich aus linguistischer Perspektive mit der
nominalen Sondergruppe der Eigennamen im Deutschen. Sie berücksichtigt
die neueste Forschung und bietet auch Ausblicke auf die Namen anderer
Sprachen und Kulturen.

In einem ersten Teil wird synchron ihren spezifischen Funktionen und
grammatischen Besonderheiten nachgegangen (phonologisch,
morphologisch, syntaktisch,graphematisch), auch unter Berücksichtigung der
Gebärdensprache. Des Weiteren werden ausführlich das Spannungsfeld
zwischen Name und Appellativ sowie diediachronen Übergänge beleuchtet,
die zwischen ihnen stattfinden. Ein zweiter Teil befasst sich eingehend
mitden wichtigsten Namenklassen: Neben neuen Perspektiven der Personen-
und Ortsnamenforschung werden auch die oft vernachlässigten Tiernamen
(Haus-, Nutz-, Zootier -namen), Objektnamen (Waren-, Unternehmens-
,Kunstwerknamen etc.) sowie die Namen historischer Ereignisse (der 11.
September) und von Naturereignissen (Orkan Lothar) behandelt.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
German philology
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783823366850
Pages: 368
Prices: Europe EURO 24.99