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Germania Semitica

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Book Series: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] ISBN: 9783110300949 9783110301090 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101064
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Germania Semitica explores prehistoric language contact in general, and attempts to identify the languages involved in shaping Germanic in particular. The book deals with a topic outside the scope of other disciplines concerned with prehistory, such as archaeology and genetics, drawing its conclusions from the linguistic evidence alone, relying on language typology and areal probability. The data for reconstruction comes from Germanic syntax, phonology, etymology, religious loan names, and the writing system, more precisely from word order, syntactic constructions, word formation, irregularities in phonological form, lexical peculiarities, and the structure and rules of the Germanic runic alphabet. It is demonstrated that common descent is neither a necessary nor a sufficient condition for reconstruction. Instead, lexical and structural parallels between Germanic and Semitic languages are explored and interpreted in the framework of modern language contact theory.

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Methods in Contemporary Linguistics

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Book Series: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] ISBN: 9783110284669 9783110275681 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101063
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The present volume is a broad overview of methods and methodologies in linguistics, illustrated with examples from concrete research. It collects insights gained from a broad range of linguistic sub-disciplines, ranging from core disciplines to topics in cross-linguistic and language-internal diversity or to contributions towards language, space and society. Given its critical and innovative nature, the volume is a valuable source for students and researchers of a broad range of linguistic interests.

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Orthographies in Early Modern Europe

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ISBN: 9783110288124 9783110288179 Year: Pages: 383 DOI: 10.1515/9783110288179 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100194
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This volume provides, for the first time, a pan-European view of the development of written languages at a key time in their history: that of the 16th century. The major cultural and intellectual upheavals that affected Europe at the time - Humanism, the Reformation and the emergence of modern nation-states - were not isolated phenomena, and the evolution of the orthographical systems of European languages shows a large number of convergences, due to the mobility of scholars, ideas and technological innovations throughout the period.

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