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Aus unseren Neuerwerbungen – Anglistik 2024.2

Rid­dles and Won­ders: Defin­ing Human­i­ty in Anglo-Sax­on Eng­land Through­out the his­to­ry of human civ­i­liza­tion, the def­i­n­i­tion of the ani­mal and its rela­tion­ship to humans have been con­tentious issues. This book inves­ti­gates the notion of what con­sti­tut­ed an ani­mal in Ear­ly … Weit­er­lesen

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BBC Radio 4 „In our Time“: James Joyce’s Ulysses

„Melvyn Bragg and his guests dis­cuss James Joyce’s nov­el Ulysses. First pub­lished nine­ty years ago in Paris, Joyce’s mas­ter­piece is a sprawl­ing and star­tling­ly orig­i­nal work chart­ing a sin­gle day in the life of the Dublin­er Leopold Bloom. Some ear­ly … Weit­er­lesen

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Aus unseren Neuerwerbungen – Anglistik 2024.1

Lan­guage and char­ac­ter­i­sa­tion in tele­vi­sion series This book explores how lan­guage is used to cre­ate char­ac­ters in fic­tion­al tele­vi­sion series. To do so, it draws on mul­ti­ple case stud­ies from the Unit­ed States and Aus­tralia. Brought togeth­er in this book … Weit­er­lesen

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The Very Short Introductions Podcast: „The Beats“

Im Okto­ber 2023 sprach David Ster­ritt im Very Short Intro­duc­tions Pod­cast über eins sein­er Forschungs­the­men, zu dem er ein Buch in der gle­ich­nami­gen Rei­he bei Oxford Uni­ver­si­ty Press geschrieben hat: In this episode, David Ster­ritt intro­duces the Beats, the gen­er­a­tion … Weit­er­lesen

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Aus unseren Neuerwerbungen – Slavistik 2023.11

The gram­mar of Eng­lish infini­tives with Czech com­par­i­son This book aims to clar­i­fy some puz­zles that have been top­i­cal in for­mal lin­guis­tics for many decades now. It con­cerns the sta­tus of Eng­lish and, for com­par­i­son, Czech infini­tives, as opposed to … Weit­er­lesen

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Kennen Sie schon … den „Historical Thesaurus of English“?

Der von der Uni­ver­sität Glas­gow her­aus­gegebene The­saurus doku­men­tiert Bedeu­tungsen­twick­lun­gen im englis­chen Vok­ab­u­lar: It con­sists of almost every record­ed word in Eng­lish from ear­ly medieval times to the present day, all arranged into detailed hier­ar­chies of mean­ing. Of major inter­est to … Weit­er­lesen

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WDR ZeitZeichen zu Jane Austens Roman „Stolz und Vorurteil“

„Der Roman „Stolz und Vorurteil“ ist ein­er der pop­ulärsten Klas­sik­er der englis­chen Lit­er­atur. Anfang des 19. Jahrhun­derts schreibt die Autorin Jane Austen eine Liebesgeschichte — und kom­biniert sie mit Sozialkri­tik. Eliz­a­beth ist eine der fünf unver­heirateten Töchter der Fam­i­lie Ben­net. … Weit­er­lesen

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Aus unseren Neuerwerbungen – Anglistik 2023.9

Eng­lish com­plex words: Exer­cis­es in con­struc­tion and trans­la­tion Eng­lish Com­plex Words is a live­ly, essen­tial com­pan­ion for mul­ti­lin­gual explo­rations of word-for­­ma­­tion process­es, both in Eng­lish and across 40 oth­er lan­guages. It offers today’s broad­est avail­able cov­er­age of Eng­lish pre­fix­a­tion, suf­fix­a­tion … Weit­er­lesen

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Podcast „99% Invisible“: „Corpse, Corps, Horse and Worse“

„In 1920, a Dutch writer named Ger­ard Nolst Tren­ité pub­lished a poem in Eng­lish titled The Chaos, designed to draw atten­tion to Eng­lish spelling and pro­nun­ci­a­tion — and all the con­fu­sion its absur­di­ties have let loose upon the world. It … Weit­er­lesen