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By J. C. Wells

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.

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Title: Sprache, Literatur und nationale Identität [Language, Literature, and National Identity: Debates on the Universal and the Particular in France and Germany]
Subtitle: Die Debatten über das Universelle und das Partikuläre in Frankreich und Deutschland
Written By: Joseph Jurt
Series Title: De Gruyter mimesis 58

German and French concepts of nation were often defined antithetically– through an idealized contrast between the “nation state” and the “cultural nation.” This study undertakes a political, linguistic, and literary historical reconstruction of the significance of language and literature in the construction of national identity since the early modern period, revealing that this process was far more complex than previously thought.

Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Ling & Literature
Subject Language(s): French
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110340365
Pages: 306
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95

Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110395334
Pages: 306
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95