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  • 15-Minute Germanby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2009; US$ 9.95

    With an innovative, visual approach the Eyewitness Travel 15-Minute language guides are the ideal tools for people who need to learn a language fast. Learn German in just 15 minutes a day more...

  • Grammatik im Gesprächby Susanne Günthner; Jörg Bücker

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    The papers in this volume study linguistic structures in the context of their interactive functions and usages; they concentrate on grammatical constructions for the positioning of self and others. Using empirical analyses of positioning constructions, the authors show that forms and functions of grammatical structures in everyday interactions are... more...

  • Nähe und Distanz im Kontext variationslinguistischer Forschungby Vilmos Ágel; Mathilde Hennig

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00

    The terms ?proximity? and ?distance? signify conceptual characteristics of orality and literacy. In that branch of linguistic research dealing with linguistic variation, ?proximity vs. distance? is a central area of enquiry along with fields such as dialectology, languages for specialist purposes or text typology. The present volume examines commonalities... more...

  • Wahrnehmungsdialektologieby Christina Ada Anders

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    How do ordinary people perceive regional modes of speech? This question is often posed at present within German dialectology, without however having produced a satisfactory answer. As part of an empirical pilot study in Saxony, Saxon-Anhalt, Thuringia and South Brandenburg, the present investigation uses the example of Upper Saxon to examine how the... more...

  • Die deutschsprachige Strafrechtswissenschaft in Selbstdarstellungenby Eric Hilgendorf

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 210.00

    This collected volume contains the life stories of 21 significant jurists that considerably affected the development of criminal law over the past few decades and contributed to the influence of German criminal jurisprudence worldwide. The autobiographies comprehensively present criminal jurisprudence and the history of criminal law over the past 50... more...

  • Amsterdamer Beiträge zur älteren Germanistik, 63 / 2007by Erika Langbroek; Arend Quak; Annelies Roeleveld

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 92.40

    Inhalt:** Frederik KORTLANDT: The Origin of the Franconian Tone Accents** Frederik KORTLANDT: English bottom, German Boden, and the Chronology of Sound Shifts** Diether SCHÃ?RR: Wodan oder Warg: zum Brakteaten Nebenstedt I** Elena AFROS: Is cyssa in Exeter Book Riddle 30a: 6b an Instance of Morphological Levelling?** Ellen BAÃ?LER und Ernst HELLGARDT:... more...

  • Germanic Future Constructionsby Martin Hilpert

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 143.00

    This study offers a Construction Grammar approach to the historical development and modern usage of future constructions in English, German, Dutch, Danish, and Swedish. On the basis of corpus data, constructions such as English be going to or German werden are analyzed as symbolic units that convey a range of temporal and modal meanings. A special... more...

  • Grammar and Interactionby Emma Betz

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 158.00

    This monograph provides a micro-analytic description of the structure and communicative use of syntactic pivot constructions in German. Using the methodology of Conversation Analysis, this work shows that pivots emerge in interaction in response to local communicative needs.Exclusively found in spoken German, pivots allow a speaker to extend an utterance... more...

  • History of German Negationby Agnes Jäger

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 173.00

    This book represents the first comprehensive overview over the history of negation in German. It addresses both the development of the negation particles as well as the diachrony of indefinites in the scope of negation and the phenomenon of Negative Concord. Being based on a corpus study of several Old and Middle High German texts, it comprises a wealth... more...

  • An Introduction to Old Frisianby Rolf H. Jr. Bremmer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2009; US$ 158.00

    This is the first text book to offer a comprehensive approach to Old Frisian. Part One begins with a succinct survey of the history of the Frisians during the Middle Ages, their society and literary culture. Next follow chapters on the phonology, morphology, word formation and syntax of Old Frisian. This part is concluded by a chapter on the Old Frisian... more...