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.
Sprachliche Ausgrenzung im späten Mittelalter und der frühen Neuzeit
This methodologically and thematically innovative linguistic and cultural-historical study examines interpersonal social relationships during the Early New High German era. The work focuses on activities of linguistic exclusion along with the underlying pragma-grammatical and pragmasemantic strategies associated with them, as well as their impact on ten important marginal groups of the period (beggars, Jews, gypsies, and others). The study is geared to readers from all fields with an interest in history.