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Language, Literature, and the Negotiation of Identity

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Book Series: UNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures ISBN: 9781469656526 Year: Pages: 190 DOI: 10.5149/9781469656526_Fennell Language: English
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press Grant: National Endowment for the Humanities||Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - [grantnumber unknown]||[grantnumber unknown]
Subject: Linguistics
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This study examines the way in which the identity of foreign workers and foreign writers in Germany is negotiated on the basis of language use and literary activity. The book presents an in-depth look at the history of immigration to Germany since the turn of the century and a description of the social situation of foreigners living there at the dawn of the twenty-first century. It emphasizes the variable nature of the German used by foreign workers in the Federal Republic and documents changes that have occurred in the field of Gastarbeiterlinguistik, in particular the shift of focus away from universal features to interpersonal aspects of foreigner-native communication. Foreign worker German is neither pidgin nor creole but rather a range of lects, some of which are fossilized at a very low level, others of which progress toward the standard dialect. The work concludes with a selective history of foreign worker literature, which emphasizes the parallels between linguistic and literary development in the immigrant community.

Studies in Historical Linguistics in Honor of George Sherman Lane

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Book Series: UNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures ISBN: 9781469657035 Year: Pages: 266 DOI: 10.5149/9781469657035_Arndt Language: English
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press Grant: National Endowment for the Humanities||Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - [grantnumber unknown]||[grantnumber unknown]
Subject: Linguistics
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This 1967 volume honoring Professor George S. Lane also features eight of his articles on aspects of Tocharian that made him a supreme authority in his field. The essays that follow by Cowgill, Eliason, Haas, Hahn, Hamp, Lehmann, Reitz, Robinson, Watkins, and Widding range from studies of Old Norse and Old English to Hittite.

Deutschland und die "Wende" in Literatur, Sprache und Medien - Interkulturelle und kulturkontrastive Perspektiven Dokumentation eines Expertenseminars für internationale Alumni der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen vom 8. – 13. Juli 2007

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ISBN: 9783940344588 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2008-312 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Linguistics
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With its expert seminars for alumnis abroad the Georg-August-University Göttingen wants to strengthen its contact with the alumni in the long term and create a global network. This volume is the result of a seminar on "Germany and the Wende (Change) in Literature, Language and Media". The participants were scientists, writers and filmmakers with their own views on contemporary German history and the reunification as well as alumni from China, Japan and Korea who are involved in their home countries in the dissemination of German language and culture. The seminar and the title discuss a specifically German experience, the reunification („Die Wende“) as central theme which also has an actual and high relevance in Korea and China.

Germany and the use of force: The evolution of German security policy 1990-2003

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ISBN: 9780719067082 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Political Science
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Mobilising the concept of strategic culture, this study develops a sophisticated and innovative framework to understand developments in German security policy between 1990 and 2003. Germany's contemporary security policies are characterised by a peculiar mix of continuity and change. From abstention in the first Gulf war, to early peacekeeping missions in Bosnia in the early 1990s and a full combat role in Kosovo in 1999, the pace of change in German security policy since the end of the Cold War has been breathtaking. The extent of this change has recently, however, been questioned, as seen most vividly in Berlin's response to '9/11' and its subsequent stalwart opposition to the US-led war on terrorism in Iraq in 2003. Beginning with a consideration of the notion of strategic culture, the study refines and adapts the concept to the case of Germany through a consideration of aspects of the rearmament of West Germany. The study then critically evaluates the transformation of the role of the Bundeswehr up to and including the war on terrorism, together with Germany's troubled efforts to enact defence reforms as well as the complex politics surrounding the policy of conscription. By focusing on both the 'domestics' of security policy decision making as well as the changing and often contradictory expectations of Germany's allies, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of the role played by Germany's particular strategic culture in shaping policy choices. The book concludes by pointing to the vibrancy of Germany's strategic culture and argues that it will continue to define Berlin's approach to the use of force. Crucially, this may mean that Germany's perspectives may depart substantially from those of its key partners and allies. This book is essential reading for all those interested in contemporary European security as well as German politics.

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government --- politics --- germany --- german

Chapter 1: "Crime Fiction in German: Concepts, Developments and Trends" from book: Crime Fiction in German

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Book Series: European Crime Fictions ISBN: 9781783168163 Year: DOI: 10.16922/1783168163-01 Language: English
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This is a chapter from Crime Fiction in German: Der Krimi, edited by Katharina Hall. It is the first volume in English to offer a comprehensive overview of German-language crime narratives from the nineteenth century to the new millennium. It introduces readers to crime novels from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the former East Germany, and examines under-researched areas such as Nazi crime fiction, Turkish-German crime fiction and the Afrika-Krimi.

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crime --- fiction --- german

Childhood in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

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ISBN: 9783110184211 9783110895445 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_626352 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100204
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Although many researchers have taken a critical stance towards the theses on the history of childhood developed by Philippe Ariès in 1960, this volume is the first comprehensive collection of studies with a psychological and emotional historical orientation to demonstrate convincingly the extent to which the relationship between parents and children was a fundamental element of European society in pre-modern times.

Armutsrisiko alleinerziehend

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ISBN: 9783863884482 9783863888183 Year: Pages: 309 DOI: 10.3224/86388818 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Social Sciences
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This book investigates the reasons for lone mothers’ high poverty rates in Germany. It sheds some light on both the family and employment trajectories, and the institutional context. In quantitative analyses the poverty-enhancing effect of lone mothers’ social composition and of lone motherhood per se is identified. The influence of the institutional context is quantified by means of a period and country comparison with the UK.

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single mothers --- poverty --- German

Studies in German Literature of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

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Book Series: UNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures ISBN: 9781469657981 Year: Pages: 274 DOI: 10.5149/9781469657981_Mews Language: English
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press Grant: National Endowment for the Humanities||Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - [grantnumber unknown]||[grantnumber unknown]
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Twenty-one distinguished American Germanists pay tribute to F. E. Coenen, previous longtime editor (1952-1968) of UNC Press' Studies in Germanic Languages and Literatures series. Their essays—reflecting a variety of approaches—deal with many major (Goethe, Kleist, Droste-Hülshoff, Keller, Nietsche, Rilke, Kafka, Hesse, Brecht, Thomas Mann, Musil) and some minor figures who have influenced the literary scene after 1800 and add significantly to both scholarship in and interpretation of modern German literature.

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German Studies --- Literature

Heinrich von Kleist

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Book Series: UNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures ISBN: 9781469657479 Year: Pages: 216 DOI: 10.5149/9781469657479_Ellis Language: English
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press Grant: National Endowment for the Humanities||Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - [grantnumber unknown]||[grantnumber unknown]
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Ellis's book confronts directly the most central issue of Kleist criticism: the essential nature and meaning of his work. Rather than provide a general survey of Kleist's writings, Ellis performs an analysis of six of his most mature works: "Der Findling", "Die Marquise von O. . .", "Das Erdbeben in Chili", "Der Zweitkampf", "Michael Kohlhaas", and "Prinz Friedrich von Homburg". Ellis draws some general conclusions about the uniquely Kleistian character of these six works which are at sharp variance with previous Kleist criticism.

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German Studies --- Literature

The Ennobling Power of Love in the Medieval German Lyric

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Book Series: UNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures ISBN: 9781469656618 Year: Pages: 224 DOI: 10.5149/9781469656618_Kaplowitt Language: English
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press Grant: National Endowment for the Humanities||Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - [grantnumber unknown]||[grantnumber unknown]
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Every handbook of medieval German literature has stressed the importance of love's ennobling power as a motif in the Minnesang, yet prior to this volume no study had attempted to assess its significance on the basis of its actual occurrence. In this volume Stephen Kaplowitt scrutinizes the entire lyric production of Minnesänger from Der von Kürenberg to Walther von der Vogelweide, identifying and analyzing every example of the motif. He concludes that, although the motif is widespread, its significance has been considerably exaggerated.

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Poetry --- German Studies --- Literature

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