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.
The question of the conditions, forms, and impact of felicitous dialogue has arisen in the broadest range of academic disciplines in the 20th century. This book examines such normative theories of discourse in the German-speaking world through the perspective of discursive history and places them in a broad social and cultural historical context. It reveals the history of discourse in the 20th century by reflecting on its idealization.