German Through English Eyes

Author: Nicola McLelland
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz
ISBN: 9783447101486
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German Through English Eyes from the Author: Nicola McLelland. McLelland's pioneering study charts the history of foreign language learning and teaching in the UK over five centuries (1500-2000), taking German as her case study. From the first grammar of German for English speakers, published in 1680, McLelland traces the growth in interest in German for travel and trade, and its rapid increase in prestige in the eighteenth century as a language of literary merit, before German became established in schools and universities from the second quarter of the nineteenth century onwards. Taking hundreds of textbooks as her primary sources, as well as the pronouncements of teachers, examiners and policy-makers, McLelland considers the changing reasons for teaching and learning German, and the consequent changes in teaching methods (including the influence of the Reform Movement around 1900, innovations such as language laboratories, and, more recently, the communicative approach). She analyses changes in how the German language was presented, including advances in how the sound system and word order were described. Finally, and crucially, she considers how German culture and history have been represented to English-speaking learners, particularly over the past hundred years, a century of troubled Anglo-German cultural relations. A chronological bibliography of several hundred textbooks for the period 1600-2000 will serve as a stimulus for further research.

The Enemy Reviewed

Author: Ariela Halkin
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275951016
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The Enemy Reviewed from the Author: Ariela Halkin. For a brief period between the two World Wars, a flood of German books in translation threatened to engulf the British book market. In this work, reviewers in the popular press are shown to have harboured a deep ambivalence towards an alien German culture.

German Influence On English Education

Author: W. H. G. Armytage
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415668395
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German Influence On English Education from the Author: W. H. G. Armytage. This book traces the impact of German educationists, such as Froebel and Herbart, on practice in Britain while stressing the important and lasting influence of German scientists, technologists, philosophers, sociologists and historians on our educational system. This record of interplay between the two countries shows not only the influence of German innovations but also the effect on British education of the many German émigrés in the last two hundred years.

Teaching And Learning Foreign Languages

Author: Nicola McLelland
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 131723023X
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Teaching And Learning Foreign Languages from the Author: Nicola McLelland. Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages provides a comprehensive history of language teaching and learning in the UK from its earliest beginnings to the year 2000. McLelland offers the first history of the social context of foreign language education in Britain, as well as an overview of changing approaches, methods and techniques in language teaching and learning. The important impact of classroom-external factors on developments in language teaching and learning is also taken into account, particularly regarding the policies and public examination requirements of the 20th century. Beginning with a chronological overview of language teaching and learning in Britain, McLelland explores which languages were learned when, why and by whom, before examining the social history of language teaching and learning in greater detail, addressing topics including the status that language learning and teaching have held in society. McLelland also provides a history of how languages have been taught, contrasting historical developments with current orthodoxies of language teaching. Experiences outside school are discussed with reference to examples from adult education, teach-yourself courses and military language learning. Providing an accessible, authoritative history of language education in Britain, Teaching and Learning Foreign Languages will appeal to academics and postgraduate students engaged in the history of education and language learning across the world. The book will also be of interest to teacher educators, trainee and practising teachers, policymakers and curriculum developers.

German Literature Through Nazi Eyes Rle Responding To Fascism

Author: G H Atkins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136960368
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German Literature Through Nazi Eyes Rle Responding To Fascism from the Author: G H Atkins. The influence of Nazism on German culture was a key concern for many Anglo-American writers, who struggled to reconcile the many contributions of Germany to European civilization, with the barbarity of the new regime. In German Literature Through Nazi Eyes, H.G. Atkins gives an account of how the Nazis undertook a re-evaluation of German literature, making it sub-ordinate to their own interests. All reference to Jewish writers and influence was virtually eliminated, and key writers such as Goethe and Lessing were re-interpreted. What was left was a military history that was avowedly militant and propagandist.

World War Ii Through The Eyes Of A German Child

Author: Reinhold Pflugfelder
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781465344908
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World War Ii Through The Eyes Of A German Child from the Author: Reinhold Pflugfelder. In this memoir, the author intersperses his own WW II experiences as a young boy in Germany with the story of the war’s history— on both Eastern and Western battle fronts. Young Reinhold, born in 1937, was raised in Gottwollshausen, a small village in southern Germany, during the course of this war. After the Nazis drafted his father into the German army and sent him to the Russian front, Reinhold and his family—mother and two older brothers—experience the terror of Hitler and his Nazi regime, along with day and night air raids and bombings, followed by artillery attacks by the advancing Allied troops. In lieu of a normal, carefree childhood, Reinhold experiences the angst of a raging war right at his doorstep. Reinhold’s father survives the hardships of the war in Russia for three years, only to meet with a tragic end in the last week of the war. This memoir highlights the brutal and sadistic practices of Hitler and his Nazis.

Under English Eyes

Author: Jopi Nyman
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042015722
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Under English Eyes from the Author: Jopi Nyman. British fictions of the early twentieth century appear obsessed with Europe. Various texts from E.M. Forster and D.H. Lawrence to Bram Stoker and the period's travel writing explore European spaces, constructing the European as an Other threatening the position of the English. What they constantly repeat is England's difference and the secondary role of European spaces, whose representation resembles that of colonial lands. By reading selected texts, both canonized and popular, published between 1894 and 1916, this study argues that this xenophobic construction is a sign of the pervading presence of concerns related to the maintenance of English national identity, Englishness, allegedly threatened by the European Other. By drawing on current postcolonial theory, the case studies in the volume show that the discourse on the Other produced in British writings on Europe contributes more than has been understood to the making and promoting of Englishness. The authors studied include D.H. Lawrence, Katherine Mansfield, Anthony Hope, Arnold Bennett, Mrs Alec Tweedie, Erskine Childers, and Joseph Conrad. The study will renew our understanding of the role of Europe in the period's cultural imagination, showing that the identities of the English are formed in encounters with different internal and external Others.

S Mtliche Trag Dien Complete Tragedies Zweisprachige Ausgabe Deutsch Englisch Bilingual Edition German English

Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Musaicum Books
ISBN: 8075833643
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S Mtliche Trag Dien Complete Tragedies Zweisprachige Ausgabe Deutsch Englisch Bilingual Edition German English from the Author: William Shakespeare. Dieses eBook wurde mit einem funktionalen Layout erstellt und sorgfältig formatiert. Die Ausgabe ist mit interaktiven Inhalt und Begleitinformationen versehen, einfach zu navigieren und gut gegliedert. Inhaltsverzeichnis / Table of contents: Titus Andronicus / Titus Andronicus Romeo und Julia / Romeo and Juliet Julius Cäsar / Julius Caesar Hamlet, Prinz von Dänemark / Hamlet, Prince of Denmark Troilus und Cressida / Troilus and Cressida Othello, der Mohr von Venedig / Othello, the Moor of Venice König Lear / King Lear Timon von Athen / Timon Of Athens Macbeth / Macbeth Antonius und Cleopatra / Antony and Cleopatra Coriolanus / Coriolanus Cymbeline / Cymbeline

Norms And Usage In Language History 1600 1900

Author: Gijsbert Rutten
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 9027268797
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Norms And Usage In Language History 1600 1900 from the Author: Gijsbert Rutten. Historical sociolinguistics has successfully challenged the traditional focus on standardization in linguistic historiography. Extensive research on newly uncovered textual resources has shown the widespread variation in the written language of the past that was previously hidden or neglected. The time has come to integrate both perspectives, and to reassess the importance of language norms, standardization and prescription on the basis of sound empirical studies of large corpora of texts. The chapters in this volume discuss the interplay of language norms and language use in the history of Dutch, English, French and German between 1600 and 1900. Written by leading experts in the field, each chapter focuses on one language and one century. A substantial introductory chapter puts the twelve research chapters into a comparative perspective. The book is of interest to a wide readership, ranging from scholars of historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, sociology and social history to (advanced) graduate and postgraduate students in courses on language variation and change.