Dealing with the Devil

  • Filename: dealing-with-the-devil.
  • ISBN: 0807849154
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 295
  • Author: M. E. Sarotte
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

Going behind the scenes of Cold War Germany during the era of detente, this text studies how East and West tried negotiation instead of confrontation to settle their differences. It reveals how the relationship between centre and periphery functioned in the Cold War Soviet empire.

Education in Germany

  • Filename: education-in-germany.
  • ISBN: 9781135096519
  • Release Date: 2013-04-15
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: David Phillips
  • Publisher: Routledge

The German education and training system has been the subject of considerable attention from other nations, and has often been used as a model. David Phillips' book brings together articles from some of the best known names in the field including Mitter, Glowka, Hearnden, Fuhr, Robinsohn and Prais and wagner. The book is organised into four sections. Section one examines the historical inheritance of the present education system. Section two covers standards and assessments and section three discusses vocational education and training, and area of the German education system which has received much admiration. Finally, and crucially, section four addresses questions about the future of the current system in a unified Germany.

The Acquisition of German

  • Filename: the-acquisition-of-german.
  • ISBN: 9783110263848
  • Release Date: 2011-10-27
  • Number of pages: 419
  • Author: Anne Vainikka
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

The Acquisition of German: Introducing Organic Grammar brings together work on the acquisition of German from over four decades of child L1 and immigrant L2 learner studies. The book’s major feature is new longitudinal data from three secondary school students who began an exchange year in Germany with no German knowledge and attained fluency. Their naturalistic acquisition process — with a succession of stages described for the first time in L2 acquisition — is highly similar to that of younger learners. This has important implications for German teaching and for the theory of Universal Grammar and acquisition. Organic Grammar, a variant of generative syntax, is offered as a practical alternative to Chomsky’s Minimalism. The analysis focuses on extensive monthly samples of the three students’ German development in an input-rich environment. Similar to previous studies, the teenagers build syntactic structure from the bottom up. Two acquired correct word order by the end of the year, the third, who had greater conscious awareness of German grammar, had a divergent route of development, suggesting that language awareness can alter a natural developmental path. The results are addressed in light of recent debates in child-adult differences.

Weimar Germany Between Two Worlds

  • Filename: weimar-germany-between-two-worlds.
  • ISBN: 0820463426
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 238
  • Author: R. Seth C. Knox
  • Publisher: Peter Lang

During the interwar period America and Russia provided German travel writers with opposing visions of Germany's future, as well as blank screens for the projections of their hopes and anxieties. The travel literature genre allowed authors and readers to approach Weimar Germany's social issues from a psychologically safe distance. This is the first book to analyze the American and Russian travels of Kisch, Toller, Holitscher, Goldschmidt, and Rundt from a psychogeographic and imagologic perspective. It is a work of particular interest to researchers and students of travel literature, cultural studies, the construction and perception of the -other, - and literary psychology."

Management and Marketing

  • Filename: management-and-marketing.
  • ISBN: 3110151979
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 859
  • Author: Wolfgang J. Koschnick
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

"This comprehensive encyclopedia is designed to serve as a problem solver. Unlike many other technical dictionaries, these volumes do not confine themselves to giving translations of technical terms, but also provide definitions and explanations wherever this seems necessary and helpful for understanding the underlying meaning of the terms." "Thus, the book fulfills the dual function of both a language and a technical dictionary. On over 850 pages, the English-German volume lists more than 10,000 entries, including all key terms of management and marketing, and features a large number of illustrations, charts and tables." "The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Management and Marketing has been compiled to provide academics, research workers, professionals, and students as well as business practitioners with a reliable and complete reference work."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Focus Particles in German

  • Filename: focus-particles-in-german.
  • ISBN: 9789027255341
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 335
  • Author: Stefan Sudhoff
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

This study explores the grammar of focus particles in German. It gives a thorough description and analysis of focus particle constructions and links their syntactic, semantic, and information structural properties to their prosodic characteristics. The study also shows that focus particles present a particularly well-suited subject for the investigation of the modularity of grammar in general. The first part of the book deals with the syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of focus particle constructions and results in a modular account of the relation between their word order, information structure, and meaning. The second part presents a corpus study and several speech production and perception experiments investigating the prosodic realization of the constructions. The integration of these two lines of research results in a comprehensive theory of focus particles and of the interaction of grammar and information structure in German.

Encyclopedia of the Essay

  • Filename: encyclopedia-of-the-essay.
  • ISBN: 9781135314101
  • Release Date: 2012-10-12
  • Number of pages: 1024
  • Author: Tracy Chevalier
  • Publisher: Routledge

This groundbreaking new source of international scope defines the essay as nonfictional prose texts of between one and 50 pages in length. The more than 500 entries by 275 contributors include entries on nationalities, various categories of essays such as generic (such as sermons, aphorisms), individual major works, notable writers, and periodicals that created a market for essays, and particularly famous or significant essays. The preface details the historical development of the essay, and the alphabetically arranged entries usually include biographical sketch, nationality, era, selected writings list, additional readings, and anthologies

Virtual Learning Environments Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

  • Filename: virtual-learning-environments-concepts-methodologies-tools-and-applications.
  • ISBN: 9781466600126
  • Release Date: 2012-01-31
  • Number of pages: 1942
  • Author: Management Association, Information Resources
  • Publisher: IGI Global

As the world rapidly moves online, sectors from management, industry, government, and education have broadly begun to virtualize the way people interact and learn. Virtual Learning Environments: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications is a three-volume compendium of the latest research, case studies, theories, and methodologies within the field of virtual learning environments. As networks get faster, cheaper, safer, and more reliable, their applications grow at a rate that makes it difficult for the typical practitioner to keep abreast. With a wide range of subjects, spanning from authors across the globe and with applications at different levels of education and higher learning, this reference guide serves academics and practitioners alike, indexed and categorized easily for study and application.

Talking Business German

  • Filename: talking-business-german.
  • ISBN: 0748721134
  • Release Date: 1995
  • Number of pages: 278
  • Author: Andy Yeomans
  • Publisher: Nelson Thornes

This is part of a series which covers the NVQ and GNVQ language options in Business, and Leisure & Tourism, and is available in French, German and Spanish. Each course comprises a student book, a resource and assessment file, two presentation cassettes and two consolidation cassettes. End-of-unit progress checks are cross-matched with NVQ criteria for assessment in reading, speaking and writing, and each of the resource files contains photocopiable worksheets and a cassette for preparation and assessment in all four skills.

Representational Deficits in SLA

  • Filename: representational-deficits-in-sla.
  • ISBN: 9789027253088
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 250
  • Author: Neal Snape
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

The main focus of this collection is to explore the question of “representational deficits” in second language acquisition, currently a much-debated topic. The volume is intended as a tribute to Roger Hawkins, a leading scholar in generative second language acquisition, whose research has been devoted to explaining lack of native-like success in terms of representational deficits. The papers in this volume feature a range of studies, all undertaken within a generative linguistic framework, which investigate various properties of L2 grammar bearing on the question of whether or not there are representational deficits in the post-critical-period L2 learners' grammar. The significance of such deficits, if their existence can be confirmed, is that they provide support for the claim, at least for the type of L2 learner under investigation, that there are insurmountable obstacles to ultimate attainment.

Traditions and Transitions

  • Filename: traditions-and-transitions.
  • ISBN: 9781554584673
  • Release Date: 2013-11-21
  • Number of pages: 414
  • Author: John L. Plews
  • Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

Traditions and Transitions: Curricula for German Studies is a collection of essays by Canadian and international scholars on the topic of why and how the curriculum for post-secondary German studies should evolve. Its twenty chapters, written by international experts in the field of German as a foreign or second language, explore new perspectives on and orientations in the curriculum. In light of shifts in the linguistic and intercultural needs of today’s global citizens, these scholars in German studies question the foundations and motivations of common curriculum goals, traditional program content, standard syllabus design, and long-standing classroom practice. Several chapters draw on a range of contemporary theories—from critical applied linguistics, second-language acquisition, curriculum theory, and cultural studies—to propose and encourage new curriculum thinking and reflective practice related to the translingual and cross-cultural subjectivities of speakers, learners, and teachers of German. Other chapters describe and analyze specific examples of emerging trends in curriculum practice for learners as users of German. This volume will be invaluable to university and college faculty working in the discipline of German studies as well as in other modern languages and second-language education in general. Its combination of theoretical and descriptive explorations will help readers develop a critical awareness and understanding of curriculum for teaching German and to implement new approaches in the interests of their students.

Sport and Physical Education in Germany

  • Filename: sport-and-physical-education-in-germany.
  • ISBN: 0419253904
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Roland Naul
  • Publisher: Psychology Press

Sport and physical education represent important components of German national life, from school and community participation, to elite, international level sport. This unique and comprehensive collection brings together material from leading German scholars to examine the role of sport and PE in Germany from a range of historical and contemporary perspectives. Key topics include: * sport and PE in pre-war, post war and re-unified Germany * sport and PE in schools * coach education * elite sport and sport science * women and sport * sport and recreation facilities. This book offers an illuminating insight into how sport and PE have helped to shape Germany. It represents fascinating reading for anyone with an interest in the history and sociology of sport, and those working in German studies.

Bilingual Couples Talk

  • Filename: bilingual-couples-talk.
  • ISBN: 9027241368
  • Release Date: 2002-01-01
  • Number of pages: 314
  • Author: Ingrid Piller
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

This sociolinguistic study of the linguistic practices of bilingual couples describes the conditions, processes and results of private language contact. It is based on a unique corpus of more than 20 hours of private conversations between partners in bilingual marriages. Adding to its breadth of coverage, these private conversations are supplemented with larger public discourses about international couplehood. The volume thus offers a corpus-driven investigation of the ways in which ideologies of gender, nationality and immigration mediate linguistic performances in private cross-cultural communication. The author embraces social-constructionist, feminist and postmodern approaches to second language learning, multilingualism and cross-cultural communication. In contrast to other titles in the field which have focused almost exclusively on the socialization of bilingual children, this book explores what it means to one's sense of self to become socialized into a second language and culture as a late bilingual.

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