477 Works

How to combine human resource management systems and human capital portfolios to achieve superior innovation performance

Uschi Backes-Gellner & Christian Rupietta

Ergänzungen zu \"Perlboote und Ammonshörnern weltweit\". Teil II

C Klug & H U Ernst

Tierärztliche Ernährungsberatung

Julia Fritz, Natalie Dillitzer, Annette Liesegang & Petra Kölle

Sprechaktbedingungen und bedingte Sprechakte: Pragmatische Konditionalsätze im Deutschen

Karin Pittner
This paper deals with conditional sentences which are not related to the propositional content of the sentence but rather to various aspects of the utterance that is performed. The main goal is to develop a typology of the functions of these conditionals. It is shown that in German there are no uniform rules for the positioning of these conditional sentences, but the possible positions vary according to the function of the conditionals. The main types...

Vorwort der Herausgeberin

Elke Hentschel

Grammatische Terminologie im Kontrast. Einige Überlegungen aus der Sicht des DaF-Unterrichts in Italien

Barbara Ivančić
The article deals with the metalinguistic terminology which characterizes the grammars of the German language used in the field of German as a foreign language (Deutsch als Fremdsprache) in Italy. Starting from the basic distinction between terminological equivalence and terminological divergence, such as postulated by Kleineidam, the investigation concerns two specific fields, the terminology of, respectively, word classes and phrasal constituents, which is compared with the terminology used in teaching the native language.

Der Chat als Textsorte und/oder als Dialogsorte?

Ernest W. B. Hess-Lüttich & Eva Wilde
Until recently, German linguists seemed not very interested in chatting as a type of discourse. Today, sending mails and SMS-messages as well as chatting are common ways of electronic communication and, therefore, new objects of linguistic investigation. The following paper gives a short outline of current research on chatting and, based on material collected by Swiss students, discusses forms and functions of chatting as a new media specific type of discourse somewhere between letter and...

Sprachbünde: Beschreiben sie Sprachen oder Linguisten?

Jeroen Van Pottelberge

Medien, Kommunikationsformen, kommunikative Gattungen

Christa Dürscheid
The aim of this paper is to draw the necessary terminological distinction between media, communication forms and communication genres, and to use this distinction to compare specific communication genres belonging to chat communication. After some preliminary remarks, the following two sections deal with the definition of media and communication forms and the most important characteristics of communication forms, which are illustrated with examples of chat communication. Section 4 introduces the concept of communication genre, and...

Zur semantisch-pragmatischen Erweiterung der Abtönungsfunktion bei polnischen Modalpartikeln aus kontrastiver Sicht (Deutsch-Polnisch)

Magdalena Szulc-Brzozowska
The present paper deals with the problem of the pragmatic equivalence between the German and the Polish modal particles. The author focuses on two pairs of particles, which have got an identical invariant meaning, such as the German particle aber and the Polish particle ale(ż) or the German particle ja and the Polish particle no. The correspondence and the no-correspondence of the use of this particles in the same sentence and situations context is considered...

Problembezeichnung und Problemerlebnis - Gedanken zum problematischen Selbstverständnis einer Übersetzungswissenschaft

Ismail Işcen
This study, related to the discussion concerning the basis of an "ÜW" (Science of Translation), aims to show the connection between the problems, which are concretely lived in the praxis of studies and researches (concentrated on the general topic "translation"), and the definitions of these problems. The main arguments, which have been expressed in particular since the early 80's, can be described as against or for the "pure" disciplinary structure of a science of translation...

Phraseologieunterricht in der Zeit der neueren Lernmedien

Nataša Kralj & Brigita Kacjan
In language learning, phraseology is rather neglected. One reason could be that there is not much teaching and learning material prepared for this domain. This is why during the EU-Project EPHRAS (from October 2004 to September 2006) a phraseology data bank in four languages (German, Slovenian, Slovak and Hungarian) with more than 4,000 idioms and relevant exercises was created. The following article presents examples of how to teach high school students with different language competences...

Communication Strategies in the Written Medium: The Effect of Language Proficiency

Mohammad Aliakbari & Nabi Karimi Allvar
Although much has been written on 'communication strategies' (CS), in the sense of potentially conscious plans for solving problems encountered in reaching particular communicative goals, there still remain large gaps in our knowledge in this respect. One area worthy of attention, and not totally clarified, is whether these strategies are applied and workable in writing as frequently as they are in speaking tasks. Accordingly, the present study aimed at pitting the use of CS against...

Varietätengebrauch und Varietätenkontakt in Südtirol und Ostbelgien

Claudia Maria Riehl
Dialect often plays an important role in minority communities where it functions as a marker of ethnic identity. In this case it also becomes an issue for speakers of the majority group who intend to acquire the minority language. The situation, however, differs from region to region and within different minority groups. The article discusses the linguistic setting and variety use of two German-speaking minorities, South Tyrol and East Belgium. The main focus is on...

Deixis as a symbolic phenomenon

Donna E. West
Children's early development of demonstrative use emanates directly from indexical gestures, namely, eye gaze, pointing, prehensile reaching, and giving exchanges. These indexical gestures become social in that they are joint attentional, and mark the inception of deictic use. Although children's deictic use draws upon index as a directional and social phenomenon, early uses of index alone do not deliver any semantic/lexical/symbolic determinants to the mix. The distinctive premise here is that deictics, especially demonstratives, are...

\"Er zog sich die 'neue Sprache' des 'Dritten Reiches' über wie ein Kleidungsstück\": Communities of Practice and Performativity in National Socialist Discourse

Geraldine Horan
This article aims to provide new insights into the characteristics and use of National Socialist discourse. It discusses the methodological problems underlying the analysis of the topic and shows how previous research has resulted in a falsely polarised portrayal of the discourse and its creators and recipients. Applying the concepts of the 'community of practice' and 'performativity', taken from the study of language and gender, the article argues that discourse was not created by National...

Zur Bedeutung der deutschen Modalpartikeln in Gesprächen unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Sprechakttheorie und der DaF-Perspektive

Kjell T. Heggelund
Der vorliegende Aufsatz setzt sich aus vier Hauptabschnitten zusammen. Die Einleitung gibt einen kurzen Überblick über die wichtigsten Eigenschaften der Modalpartikeln (MPn) als eigenständiger Wortklasse. Im zweiten Abschnitt (= ersten Hauptteil) wird der Versuch unternommen, die Bedeutung der deutschen Modalpartikeln eingehender zu erörtern. Unter Bedeutung verstehe ich die semantische und pragmatische Bedeutung bzw. Funktion der betreffenden Wörter. Eine bestimmte pragmatische oder semantisch-pragmatische Theorie wird in der Analyse eingesetzt, und zwar die so genannte Sprechakttheorie. In...

Die Übersetzung des Historischen Lexikons der Schweiz. Ein Unternehmen von sprachpolitischer Bedeutung

Marianne Derron Corbellari
The article deals with the translation of the Swiss Historical Encyclopaedia and is mainly based on the experiences of three collaborators. The Encyclopaedia is being published simultaneously in the three official languages German, French and Italian as well as in an abbreviated version in Rhaeto-Romance. The multilingual work concept implies considerable administrative planning and reveals terminological obstacles, as the different regions of Switzerland have been exposed to variable historical influences. The article describes detailed and...

Genus im DaF-Unterricht in Italien: Was sagen Lehrwerke und Grammatiken?

Marion Weerning
For foreign language students gender seems to be a great problem. This article about the teachability and learnability of German gender wants to show what Italian students learn about it and how they do so (and also how they could do it better).

zu: Sarah G. Thomason (2001), Language Contact: an Introduction

Torsten Leuschner

Cultural Studies, Critical Theory and Critical Discourse Analysis: Histories, Remembering and Futures

Terry Threadgold
In this paper I have explored some of the histories which inevitably connect, but also differentiate, critical discourse analysis and cultural studies. I have argued that both are strongly influenced by the versions of critical theory which have been characterised as 'postmodernism' and 'poststructuralism' and that both could benefit not only from some serious engagement with the several disciplines from which their interdisciplinarity is derived but also from some further in depth exploration of the...

Exzerpieren. Eine empirische Studie an Exzerpten von GymnasialschülerInnen der Oberstufe

Jürgen Dittmann Rouhani & Gefion Fix
Taking into account that excerpting texts is a major task for university students of all disciplines, in this study we will investigate pupils' abilities to excerpt texts at the end of their schooling. For that purpose we have analyzed 31 excerpts made by pupils who were currently in their last two years of secondary school. Furthermore we analyzed 33 questionnaires which allowed us to assess pupils' subjective appraisal of the specific excerpting task given to...

Formen der Mündlichkeit und Schriftlichkeit in digitalen Medien

Karin Wenz

Registration Year

  • 2014

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  • Workflow