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Getting into German

Partridge, John (ed.)

Getting into German

Multidisciplinary Linguistic Approaches

Series: German Linguistic and Cultural Studies - Volume 17

Year of Publication: 2005

Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2005. 286 pp., num. ill and tables
ISBN 978-3-03910-525-0 pb.  (Softcover)

Weight: 0.430 kg, 0.948 lbs

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Book synopsis

This volume, composed mainly of papers given at the 1999 conferences of the Forum for German Language Studies (FGLS) at Kent and the Conference of University Teachers of German (CUTG) at Keele, is devoted to differential yet synergetic treatments of the German language. It includes corpus-lexicographical, computational, rigorously phonological, historical/dialectal, comparative, semiotic, acquisitional and pedagogical contributions. In all, a variety of approaches from the rigorously ‘pure’ and formal to the applied, often feeding off each other to focus on various aspects of the German language.


Contents: John Partridge: Introduction – Manfred W. Hellmann: The Lexicographic Exploitation of the Wendekorpus: Looking back at the Themes and Discourses of the Wende with the Wende-Wörterbuch – Doris Steffens: Neologismen im Deutschen = Angloamerikanismen? – Peter Rolf Lutzeier: Lexicology and Corpus Linguistics – Allan Ramsay/Mathias Schulze: Die Struktur deutscher Worte – Wiebke Brockhaus: No Syllables in German? – Charles V.J. Russ: The language in the Letters of Friedrich Schiller’s Mother: Aspects of Standardisation in eighteenth-century German – John Partridge: Accent in English and German: linguistic or what? – Klaus Fischer: Semantic Transparency and ‘Parole’: Some statistical Observations on German and English Sentences – Elisabeth El Refaie: ‘Strangers’ in Schengen Europe: Discursive Constructions of Refugees in Austrian Newspaper Texts and Images – Regina Weinert: Formulas, Limited Productivity and Rules in Second Language Acquisition – Jenny Bruen: Language Learning Strategies and Oral Proficiency: Profiling the Successful Student.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

The Editor: John Partridge is a graduate of the Universities of Liverpool and Regensburg. After teaching English for seven years in Germany at school and university levels he is now Lecturer in German and Linguistics at the University of Kent, Canterbury. He has published on pragmatics, CALL, the English-language crossword and the expression of passive sense in English and German. His research interests include pragmatics, German–English contrastive linguistics and computer applications for language purposes.


German Linguistic and Cultural Studies. Vol. 17
Edited by Peter Lutzeier