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Purism in the German language during the nineteenth century, 1789-1889

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Even more novel to the English speaker than the fact that foreign words should represent a problem at all are the frequent, often concerted reactions against them in Germany from the seventeenth century on. These reactions - attempts to eliminate borrowed words and replace them with German expressions - have been relatively little studied and the references in histories of language usually apply to the baroque Sprachgesellschaften and one or two individual purists. No detailed gene...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages and Literature
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Publication date:
1966
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602351045
URN:
uuid:fecfee8c-59db-4ed1-b28b-139538b52142
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td:602351045

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