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The first dictionary of its kind to provide an exhaustive comparative treatment of the influence of English on other European languages. Covering sixteen selected languages from different language families, entries consist of words which are recognizably English in form and which appear in at least one of the languages tested. Entries are comprised of a brief definition, followed by a summary paragraph containing a wealth of historical and linguistic information. Many entries are also accompanied by a grid summarizing the distribution of the word across Europe.
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Manfred Gerlach (8 May 1928 – 17 October 2011) was a German jurist and politician (LDPD). He served as Chairman of the Council of State and was thus head of state of East Germany from 6 December 1989 to 5 April 1990.
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