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Brothers Grimm – lexicographers as well as storytellers

When you hear the names Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, you probably think about Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty or Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Rarely (especially in the English speaking world) are they associated with the huge work they’ve done while compiling the Deutsche Wörterbuch (DWB). Back then even brothers...

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On how to be racist

— Don’t worry, this is not an actual tutorial but looks at how racism is part of social media postings and how we perceive that.

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LaMa talk at Dies Academicus

At this semester’s Academic Open Day (Dies Academicus) on 17 May we had the opportunity to present the LaMa blog and school cooperation project to the interested public. MA student Hanna Bruns, secondary school teacher Timo Brede and BAEL staff members Stefanie Pohle and Pawel Sickinger gave a talk titled:...

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Hidden benefits of a stay abroad

…or: what the ability to quickly name pictures has got to do with speaking two languages. When learning a foreign language at school, we are often told that we should go to the country where that language is spoken. Many German pupils are sent to Great Britain, because, as their...

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LaMa goes school

Dear authors of the LaMa-Blog, Introducing linguistic topics to 16-18 year old pupils seems to be a very challenging task: Terms and aspects like “Broca’s and Wernicke’s area”, “aphasia”, “prosodic features”, “discourse markers” or “ideological square” do not necessarily catch the attention of teenagers, so I was very curious how...