Nordic Languages: An International Handbook of the History of the North Germanic Languages

Nordic Languages: An International Handbook of the History of the North Germanic Languages

by Oskar Bandle
     
 

ISBN-10: 311017149X

ISBN-13: 9783110171495

Pub. Date: 03/28/2005

Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter

Beginning with the late Middle Ages and early Modern period, this massive resource completes the history begun with v.1, which was published by Walter de Gruyter in 2002. Each of the nine chapters contains detailed articles on specific topics by a specialist in the field, with introductory articles to each chronological period describing the era's history and…  See more details below

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Beginning with the late Middle Ages and early Modern period, this massive resource completes the history begun with v.1, which was published by Walter de Gruyter in 2002. Each of the nine chapters contains detailed articles on specific topics by a specialist in the field, with introductory articles to each chronological period describing the era's history and sociocultural developments. Though rigorous in terms of content, the 230 articles, which are often contextual and interdisciplinary in their approach, were edited into language that will be accessible to an interested public as well as scholars in other fields. The 82 articles of the initial sections are devoted to the developments in the Nordic languages from the mid-14th century through the 20th century, with individual articles on each of the languages and issues that include influence, language contact, stylistic developments, conversational culture, and the development of lexicons, personal names, and place names, among other topics. The remaining articles delve into special topics dealing with typology, social stratification, special languages, language cultivation and planning, and language contact. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110171495
Publisher:
Mouton de Gruyter
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Series:
Handbucher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft / Handbooks of Linguistics and Communication Science Series
Pages:
1150
Product dimensions:
8.16(w) x 11.20(h) x 2.87(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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