Englisch in Siebenmeilenstiefeln

Eine Entdeckungsreise

Englisch in Siebenmeilenstiefeln

Das Buch ist eine phantasievolle und kurzweilige Entdeckungsreise in die englische Sprache. Sie sind eingeladen, die Lingua franca unserer Tage in Form von Glücksbringern, Gratwanderungen, Segeltörns und auf viele andere unvermutete Arten neu kennenzulernen. Die Reise beginnt mit einem Rundgang durch den Charakter der englischen Sprache, gefolgt von einer ausgedehnten Besichtigung der englischen Wortschatzkammern und endet mit einer Tour durch das englische Grammatikgebirge. Ergänzt wird der „Reisebericht“ durch einen Vokabelteil, der alle im Buch verwendeten deutschen Redewendungen in den englischen Versionen sowie die deutsche Version aller englischen Worte enthält.

The Anglicization of European Lexis

The Anglicization of European Lexis

This volume explores the lexical influence of English on European languages, a topical theme with linguistic and cultural implications. It provides an extensive introductory background to a cross-national view of English-induced lexical borrowing, posing crucial analytical questions such as what counts as an Anglicism. It also offers a typology of borrowings with examples from the languages represented: Armenian, Danish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Serbian, Spanish, and Swedish. The articles in this volume address general and language-specific issues related to the analysis and collection of Anglicisms, extending the scope to the largely unexplored area of phraseology and bringing new insights into corpus-based and corpus-driven methodologies. This volume fits into a well-established and constantly developing research field and will appeal to scholars interested in the spread of English as an international language, contact and contrastive linguistics, lexicology and lexicography, and computer corpus lexicography.

"England? Aber wo liegt es?"

deutsche und österreichische Emigranten in Grossbritannien 1933-1945


Bombs Away!

Representing the Air War Over Europe and Japan

Bombs Away!

Prompted by recent challenges to and debates about the relative public silence concerning the effects of the Allied air war over Europe during World War II, this collection of essays examines literary, visual (film and photography), and institutional (museums) representations of the bombing of civilian targets, predominantly in Germany. The authors examine narrative strategies of both well-known and relatively little known works as well as the moral and ideological presuppositions of the varied representations of the depredations of total war. The introduction and afterword by the editors invite the readers to expand the contours and historical context of the debates about the German public discourse on the bombing war beyond the narrow confines of perpetrators and victims. The volume will be of interest to literary scholars, historians, and the general reading public interested in warfare and its effects on civilian populations.