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Ebner, Jakob

Wörterbuch historischer Berufsbezeichnungen

[Historical Dictionary of Occupational Titles]

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    April 2015
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    • Around 6,500 articles with 15,000 lemma references, 5,300 names, and 800 Latin forms
    • Linguistically based, lucid, easily readable source on social, cultural, and linguistic history as well as onomastics

    Aims and Scope

    This dictionary is a compilation of historical occupational titles in the German language drawn from diverse economic sectors and regions, presented in a linguistic context with definitions, expert references, etymologies, as well as family names. It will thus be a key source in cultural and linguistic history and an essential tool for historians, archivists, curators, as well as onomatologists and family researchers.

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    viii, 1027 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Reference Work
    Occupation; Etymology; Onomastics
    Academics (Linguistics, Etymology, Onomastics, Cultural Studies, Social Sciences, History), General public

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    Jakob Ebner, Linz, Austria.


    "Trotz aller Heiterkeit wird man wehmütig bei der Lektüre des Wörterbuchs, denn man fürchtet oder ahnt, dass vielleicht der eigene Beruf in hundert Jahren in einem ähnlichen Lexikon nachgeschlagen wird – jedenfalls, wenn man Drucker, Journalist, Handschriftenanalytiker oder Systemadministrator ist. Erst recht wird man den Nachgeborenen erklären müssen, dass ein Manager jemand sein konnte, der bei McDonald's Hamburger verkaufte."
    Matthias Heine in: Die Welt, 24. März 2016

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