Studies in Eurolinguistics , Bd. 8
In Chapters III and IV following the major European outline, Piirainen and Kiso deal with the surprisingly similar parallels of phraseological figurative units within Europe and beyond which are seen as the result of inner-European contacts, but also those beyond Europe in a TRANS-EURASIAN perspective which is stressed especially by Piirainen. Also in dealing with European lexicography and semantics, Schmitt, Merolle and Otto continue with a great number of lexical and semantic similarities and convergences explainable only in the framework of contacts, between European languages and beyond Europe in the past and the present. The complicated language of law for special purposes (Fachsprache) in all European languages is discussed by Geisler. Then the possibility of creating an inter-European language (European) from reconstructed similarities between the three major linguistic branches of the European languages (LSJ) is presented by Steller. Finally, in Chapter V, the teaching and acquisition helpers are discussed by Ferrarotti/Castorina, Cucco-Robbiolio and Ureland.