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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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Name: Joerg  Jost
Institution: Universität zu Köln
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Homepage: http://www.uni-koeln.de/phil-fak/deutsch/lehrende/jost/
State and/or Country: Germany   
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): German
Selected Publications: - 2007: Topos und Metapher. Zur Pragmatik und Rhetorik des
Verständlichmachens (Topos and Metaphor. The Pragmatics and the Rhetoric of Enhancing Comprehension), Heidelberg: Winter (Reihe „Sprache – Literatur und Geschichte“).
- 2006: 'Rethinking the Connection of Metaphor and Topos.' (with Mareike Buss)
- 2004: 'Inszenierte Texte. Überlegungen zum Verhältnis von Medialität und
Verstehen', in: TRANS Internet-Zeitschrift für Kulturwissenschaften, August 2004, Nr.15. http://www.inst.at/trans/15Nr/06_2/jost15.htm
- 2001: „‚Don’t imitate. Innovate!’ Informationscluster als medienspezifische
Optimierung von Online-Zeitungen“, in: (Hgg.: Cölfen, Hermann; Liebert, Wolf-
Andreas; Storrer, Angelika) Hypermedien und Wissenskonstruktion, Oldenburg: OBST
[Osnabrücker Beiträge zur Sprachtheorie; 63], 129-145.
Courses Taught: Pragmatics
Applied Linguistics
Educational Linguistics
Theories of metaphor
Media studies
Academic Writing
Metaphor and Cognition
Communication and Implicature
Dissertation Abstract: Topos und Metapher: Zur Pragmatik und Rhetorik des Verständlichmachens (Topos and Metaphor: The pragmatics and the rhetoric of enhancing comprehension)
Reviewer of: Creativity and Convention (LL Issue 20.2342)

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