How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
Die Rhetorik des Spitzensports [The Rhetoric of Top-Class Sport]
It is only through communication that physical activity becomes sport. Sport as a happening becomes a meaningful event through the interplay of dramaturgical rules and rhetorical patterns. Working from this point of departure, this study reveals how the sports report serves to realize the possibilities of sport. The sports report tells the stories which are actually the reason why the sport exists at all. Particularly in top-class sports communicated by mass media, this leads to illuminating, amusing or moving dramas in the arena of physical and mental achievement.