This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."
Deutsche und französische Pressetexte zum Thema ‚Islam‘ [German and French Newspaper Articles on Islam]
De Gruyter Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie 378
This analysis of German and French newspaper articles on Islam focuses not on what is stated directly, but instead on what is implied between the lines. While exposing implicit patterns of argumentation, the author explores the communicative strategies they elicit in the reader. Especially when considering a controversial and emotionally charged issue, it is worthwhile to look at underlying meaning in journalistic writing and at the ways in which it contributes to shaping a social discourse.