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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

By David Crystal

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The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

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."


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Title: Plädoyer für eine Renaissance der Kulturwissenschaften im DaF-Unterricht. 'Sofies Welt': Longitudinales Unterrichtsprojekt Philosophiegeschichte unter Einsatz von Multimedia und LdL (Lernen durch Lehren)
Author: Guido Josef Oebel
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Institution: Saga National University
Linguistic Field: Language Acquisition
Subject Language: German
Subject LANGUAGE Family: Germanic
Abstract: In the early 1990s Jostein Gaarders' book 'Sophie's World' became a best-selling book mostly because Gaarder had succeeded in imparting cultural studies such as Philosophy and its history to children and young adults in a readily comprehensible way. This paper suggests the implementation of Philosophy and its history in the German (as a Foreign Language) classroom with Dutch and French native speakers in Belgium using the German translation of 'Sophie's World' and a wide variety of supplementary teaching material (movie, audio books, CDs, DVD, encyclopedia, games, etc.)
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: Brussels: Belgischer Deutschlehrer- und Germanistenverband
Publication Info: Fachzeitschrift für DaF und angewandte Linguistik 17. Jg., Heft 21, pp. 5-33


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