Small linguistic atlas of German-speaking Switzerland

Matthias Friedli, German
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The Kleine Sprachatlas der deutschen Schweiz clearly shows the diversity of the Swiss dialect landscape and tells of the history and origin of the words. If you want to find out more about the great differences
between the dialects in this small country, or if you want to find out more about the linguistic raft of expressions in the mountainous regions of Graubünden, Upper Valais, Eastern Switzerland, the Jura Mountains in Basel, German-Freiburg or the Bernese Oberland, for example, the new book in its handy format and with 120 coloured language cards offers highly informative and often surprising discoveries.
It is no coincidence that dictionaries, language histories and publications on special languages and dialects are very popular in our time: the great interest in languages, in the spoken and written word documents the emotional attachment of people to the idiom of their origin. In a society that has never been as mobile as it is today, the linguistic landscape suddenly gains tremendous emotional significance as a form of identity-finding.
Whereas language atlases have hitherto been accessible to only a few specialists, the Kleiner Sprachatlas der deutschen Schweiz will provide language enthusiasts and cultural historians, dialect lovers and actual language and culture tourists with a highly informative and easy-to-read guide to the German-speaking dialects of Switzerland.

Key specifications

Book type
History book
Language
German
Item number
2393131

General information

Publisher
Category
Manufacturer no.
9783719315894
Release date
12/17/2013
Maximum order quantity
89

Book properties

Book type
History book
Language
German
Author
Matthias Friedli
Year
2015
Number of pages
370
Edition
7
Book cover
Paperback

Origin

Country of origin
Switzerland

Product dimensions

Height
229 mm
Width
210 mm
Weight
1223 g

Package dimensions

Length
23 cm
Width
21.30 cm
Height
3 cm
Weight
1.23 kg

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