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Title: Anglo-German Linguistic Relations
Edited By: Falco Pfalzgraf
Felicity Rash
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=11656
Series Title: Jahrbuch für Internationale Germanistik. Reihe A: Kongressberichte. Vol. 98
Description:

This is a collection of papers presented at the conference «Anglo-German
Linguistic Relations», held at Queen Mary, University of London in November
2007. The papers cover a wide variety of topics about the relationship
between the English and German languages or relate to cultural and literary
contacts between English-speaking and German-speaking regions. Individual
papers discuss Anglo-German linguistic interplay and affinities both as
contemporary phenomena and from a historical perspective. Themes include
codification, translation and discourse production from the 17th century to
the Second World War; shared metaphors in English and German; political
propaganda in English and German; and authorial positioning and perspective
in a selection of autobiographical and literary works.

Contents:

Ulrich Busse: German Dictionaries of Anglicisms and their Treatment of
Borrowings from English - Andreas Musolff: Are Shared Metaphors the Same?
English and German Body Imagery in Comparison and Contrast - Markus Oliver
Spitz: English and German in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg: Language,
Culture, Business - Fredericka van der Lubbe: Constructing Germany: The
German Nation in Anglo-German Grammars of the 18th Century - Astrid
Ensslin: «Im Unterhause abscheulich groß Getöse»: Representations of
Eighteenth Century British Parliamentary Democracy in Early Modern German
Newspaper Discourse and their Treatment of Borrowings from English - Wim
Vandenbussche: Non-Standard Language from the Lower Classes during the
Nineteenth Century in Germany and Britain - Geraldine Horan: Female and
Fascist: Gender, Identity and Power in the Discourse of Women Fascists in
Britain and Germany - Felicity Rash: Kraft durch Furcht: An Example of
British Counter-Propaganda Published in German - Hanne Boenisch: «Jene zwei
Gestalten, die sich Don Quixote und Sancho Pansa nennen, sich beständig
parodieren und doch so wunderbar ergänzen [...]». Images of England and
Germany in the Works of Matthew Arnold and Heinrich Heine - Tamar Steinitz:
In Other Words: Jakov Lind's Translingual Autobiography.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
German

Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783039116560
Pages: 173
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