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Getting into German

Multidisciplinary Linguistic Approaches


John Partridge

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.