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“Do you plead guilty?” – “No but yeah but no” – Analysing language in courtrooms or how to make the lawyer go nuts

Back in the early 2000s, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) ran a comedy series named Little Britain, which – unless you’ve seen it already – we’d advise you to binge watch immediately. It’s freaking hilarious! Let’s briefly introduce you to one of the show’s main characters: Vicky Pollard. She’s best...

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How your peers can boost your writing

Have you ever felt insecure about your writing? Have you ever asked another pupil or a friend to read over your homework and give you advice? In this blog post we tell you why and how your peers can make a difference to your writing, and which challenges you may...

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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...