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«Quo vadis, Kommunikation?» Kommunikation – Sprache – Medien / «Quo vadis, Communication?» Communication – Language – Media

Akten des 46. Linguistischen Kolloquiums in Sibiu 2011- Proceedings of the 46 th Linguistics Colloquium, Sibiu 2011


Ioana-Narcisa Cretu

Quo vadis, Kommunikation? Kommunikation – Sprache – Medien ist der Tagungsband des 46. Linguistischen Kolloquiums an der Lucian-Blaga-Universität in Sibiu/Hermannstadt, Rumänien. Die Essays beleuchten die Rolle der Medien in der heutigen Kommunikation: sie sind zugleich Ausgangspunkt oder Anwendungsgebiet von Betrachtungen zu den traditionellen Kernbereichen der Linguistik oder zur Angewandten Linguistik. Der Band umfasst Beiträge in deutscher, englischer und französischer Sprache von 30 verschiedenen Universitäten aus 14 Ländern.
Quo vadis, Communication? Communication – Language – Media presents contributions of the 46th Linguistics Colloquium at the University of Sibiu, Romania. The essays offer a critical review of the influence of modern media on communication and how media have become the subject of research in different linguistic fields. The volume comprises papers in German, English and French from 30 different universities.
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Modern Aspects of D. Irimia’s Contribution to the Development of Romanian Grammar and Stylistics


Professor D. Irimia (1939–2009) was a well-known and respected academic and scientific personality, who spent his entire career teaching at „Al. I. Cuza“ University, Iaşi. He made a major contribution to the development of modern stylistics due to his PhD thesis, Eminescu’s Poetic Language (1979), and The Stylistic Structure of Contemporary Romanian Language (1986), both of them being considered valuable benchmarks in any reference list. He was a disciple of Eugenio Coseriu and he continued Iorgu Iordan’s tradition devoting great attention and interest to the oral aspect of our language and to the richness of its oral expression, which he illustrated and commented upon. His remarkable attention for Eminescu’s contribution to modern Romanian literary language could be noticed in many other studies, analyses and, also, due to the annual Mihai Eminescu Symposium for students. He coordinated an electronic studying process of Eminescu’s texts and of the program for lyric equivalences – Dictionary of Eminescu’s Poetic Language; Signs and Meanings (2002; 2005).

This uppermost interest in stylistic diversity of the Romanian language can be discovered in another major work: The Grammar of the Romanian Language – last edition in 2008. This handbook, essential for any student, is considered to have brought „many new elements to the old academic rules“ and its new-built perspective has influenced the Grammar of the Romanian Academy, published in 2008. It is also worth mentioning that this volume too is written observing the previous spelling rules with „î“ instead of „â“, which were observed until...

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