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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Title: Textsorten der Unternehmenskommunikation aus kontrastiv-textologischer Perspektive
Subtitle: Eine Untersuchung der Aktionärsbriefe und Einstiegseiten der deutschen und italienischen Banken
Written By: Rocco Goranka
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?264813
Series Title: Kontrastive Linguistik / Linguistica contrastiva

Die Arbeit setzt sich zum Ziel, Texte aus dem Bereich der Unternehmenskommunikation wie Aktionärsbriefe und Einstiegseiten von Online-Präsentationen der größten deutschen und italienischen Banken zu konfrontieren. Als theoretischer Rahmen dient dabei das von der Autorin erarbeitete Holistische Modell der kontrastiven Textologie, auf dessen Grundlage die textsortenspezifischen Merkmale sowie die einzelsprachlichen Eigenheiten der untersuchten Texte herausgearbeitet werden. Berücksichtigt werden dabei nicht nur die pragmatisch-kommunikativen, thematisch-strukturellen und sprachlichen Merkmale, sondern auch die textsemiotischen Aspekte, der Standardisierungs- und Verbreitungsgrad der Texte und schließlich die kulturspezifischen Implikationen der ermittelten Textunterschiede.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783631648131
Pages: 240
Prices: U.S. $ 66.95
U.K. £ 41.00
Europe EURO 51.40