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Metaphors For Terrorism In German Media Discourse, Monika Schwarz-Friesel, Helge Skirl 2011 Technische Universität Berlin

Metaphors For Terrorism In German Media Discourse, Monika Schwarz-Friesel, Helge Skirl

Re-visioning Terrorism

Abstract concepts such as terrorism are often expressed and conceptualized via metaphors, especially in the mass media discourse. In cognitive linguistics, the role of metaphors in describing emotional states is widely recognized, but the emotional content of metaphors not referring to emotions, but to abstract concepts, remains an important subject deserving research. In our paper, we want to show how terrorism is metaphorically characterized in German media discourse in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks September 2001. Based on extensive data from German newspapers, our aim is to reveal the complex conceptualization involved, focusing on the persuasive aspect of information ...


Pre-Visions Of Terror/After-Images Of Love. Gudrun Ensslin, Bernward Vesper And The Roots Of West German Terrorism, Thomas J.A. Krüger 2011 University of Ottowa

Pre-Visions Of Terror/After-Images Of Love. Gudrun Ensslin, Bernward Vesper And The Roots Of West German Terrorism, Thomas J.A. Krüger

Re-visioning Terrorism

This paper examines the pre-life of West German terrorism through the recently published correspondence between Bernward Vesper and Gudrun Ensslin, Notstandsgesetze von Deiner Hand (2009). I claim that as historical and literary documents, these texts offer a unique insight into the relationship between art and the historiography of West German terrorism before its climax in the 1970s. This historiography is heading backwards into the future, while surveying the destruction and barbarism of the past, while the personal and public spheres collide. Using the concept of the after-image, the essay analyzes the narrative residue of that collision. The correspondence provides insight ...


Nietzsche, Lecteur Des Classiques: Quels Enjeux?, Camille Legrand 2011 University of Connecticut

Nietzsche, Lecteur Des Classiques: Quels Enjeux?, Camille Legrand

Master's Theses

No abstract provided.


Selectedworks Part Ii: Conducting A Compelling Selectedworks Demo, Ann Taylor 2011 bepress

Selectedworks Part Ii: Conducting A Compelling Selectedworks Demo, Ann Taylor

Ann Connolly

One of the best ways to encourage faculty to actively use SelectedWorks is to show them how easy it is. In this tutorial, we will discuss some of the basic value propositions of SelectedWorks and how to incorporate that into a compelling demo for faculty.


Teaching Computer-Assisted Translation In The Cloud: A Down-To-Earth Model, Uwe Muegge 2011 SelectedWorks

Teaching Computer-Assisted Translation In The Cloud: A Down-To-Earth Model, Uwe Muegge

Uwe Muegge

The Monterey Institute of International Studies has been using cloud-based computer-assisted translation technology in the classroom since 2008. This new approach to teaching tools-driven translation, where software no longer resides on students' or the institution's computers but on an external service providers' web-enabled servers, has been welcomed by students, the information technology department, and the Institute's administration alike. This presentation will provide a general introduction to cloud-based translation and then go on to discuss how cloud-based translation software has changed the technical, financial, and pedagogical framework of teaching computer-assisted translation courses at the Monterey Institute.


Terminology Management: Why You Should Care And How To Get Started, Uwe Muegge 2011 SelectedWorks

Terminology Management: Why You Should Care And How To Get Started, Uwe Muegge

Uwe Muegge

With a terminology management strategy in place, organizations of any size are able to use the same terms consistently within and across the various documents and labeling that accompany a product or service. As these documents are typically created in a collaborative environment, terminology management is the most effi cient solution for making sure that the organization as a whole uses the same terms to describe the same features and functions.


Loslabern. Über Das (Ungenierte) Brechen Von Textmustern, Daniel Jach 2011 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Loslabern. Über Das (Ungenierte) Brechen Von Textmustern, Daniel Jach

Masters Theses

When it comes to the production and reception of texts, most linguists will readily agree that writers as well as readers constitute and follow typical text patterns as they produce and read texts. It has become common today to describe text patterns as typical sets of manifestations of formal, thematic, and pragmatic features that arise from resemblances between different texts and that are inscribed in the communicative memories of a language community. However, speakers also transcend text patterns every day and oscillate between following and overstepping textual rules. This thesis investigates how speakers categorize linguistic knowledge in text patterns, and ...


Die Zukunft Gehoert Dem Ingeniuer: Herman Soergel's Attempt To Engineer Europe's Salvation, Ryan Bartlett Linger 2011 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Die Zukunft Gehoert Dem Ingeniuer: Herman Soergel's Attempt To Engineer Europe's Salvation, Ryan Bartlett Linger

Masters Theses

Herman Sörgel devised a plan, beginning in 1927, to usher in a new era of peace and prosperity for the whole of Europe. Atlantropa was his answer to the perceived threats that the European people faced from international competition, overpopulation, and lack of resources. The plan would have resulted in the lowering of the Mediterranean Sea and the ultimate creation of one continent comprised of the former Europe and Africa. Though the plan was never implemented, it poses a fascinating model through which historians may reconsider the time period between the end of the First and Second World Wars.

This ...


Im Westen Nichts Neues And Johnny Got His Gun: The Success Of The First World War Anti-War Novel Through Controversy And Depictions Of Pain, Stephanie Morrissey 2011 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Im Westen Nichts Neues And Johnny Got His Gun: The Success Of The First World War Anti-War Novel Through Controversy And Depictions Of Pain, Stephanie Morrissey

Masters Theses

Literature, films, and even the daily news often address war, an event that unfortunately has been a constant in modern society. Large scale, modern warfare with global involvement began with the First World War, and following the war, a global war literature boom occurred. Two bestselling novels whose anti-war themes still resound today, Im Westen nichts Neues (All Quiet on the Western Front) by Erich Maria Remarque and Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo, emerged from this sea of literature. Both of these novels focus on the pain that is inherent in warfare and its detrimental effects on society ...


Focus On Frequency: A Comparison Of First-Year German Vocabularies, Ronald Eric Johnson 2011 University of Tennessee - Knoxville

Focus On Frequency: A Comparison Of First-Year German Vocabularies, Ronald Eric Johnson

Ronald Eric Johnson

Foreign language teachers, experts of pedagogy, and textbook publishers often cite frequency as an important tool in the creation of textbooks, as well as in teaching students a foreign language. These same figures, however, rarely question the application of frequency in these works. This thesis examines the application of frequency over a range of first-year German textbooks compared to a textbook that is explicitly based on a particular frequency dictionary. These textbooks are compared to each other and to the Jones and Tschirner Frequency Dictionary of German and Pfeffer’s Grunddeutsch: Basic (Spoken) German Word List, Grundstufe.


Ten Good Reasons Why You Should Validate Your Translated Terminology, Uwe Muegge 2011 SelectedWorks

Ten Good Reasons Why You Should Validate Your Translated Terminology, Uwe Muegge

Uwe Muegge

Recent survey results suggest that more and more practitioners in the field of technical communication understand the benefits of maintaining client- or project-specific termbases. However, based on anecdotal evidence, it seems as if very few organizations currently have processes for validating translated terminology, i.e., employing subject-matter experts to check the suitability of those translated terms on the client side. This article outlines some of the major benefits of terminology validation, the most noteworthy of which is shorter time-to-market as a result of a more streamlined translation process.


Finding The Familiar In The Foreign: Saracens, Monsters, And Medieval German Literature, Carl Roland Follmer 2011 University of Iowa

Finding The Familiar In The Foreign: Saracens, Monsters, And Medieval German Literature, Carl Roland Follmer

Theses and Dissertations

This thesis examines the treatment of real and fictitious Eastern cultures in three works of German medieval literature: "Herzog Ernst", Wolfram von Eschenbach's "Parzival", and Otto von Diemeringen's version of "The Travel's of Sir John Mandeville". Using Edward Said's "Orientalism" as a framework for examining these narratives, this paper determines that each text's protagonists use chivalric, religious, and racial aspects of medieval culture as a lens to judge foreign cultures.


Researching And Understanding European Union Law: Introduction To The Eu, Jennifer Allison 2011 Pepperdine University

Researching And Understanding European Union Law: Introduction To The Eu, Jennifer Allison

Jennifer Allison

This presentation provides a brief introduction to the EU legal system. It presents a timeline of the formation and accession treaties, as well as a brief description of the EU's legislative and judicial bodies. It was the first presentation offered during a daylong EU Legal Research workshop at the 2011 AALL annual meeting in Philadelphia.


Selected Bibliography Of Scholarship In (Comparative) Cultural Studies And Popular Culture, Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek, Yilin Liao 2011 University of Halle-Wittenberg

Selected Bibliography Of Scholarship In (Comparative) Cultural Studies And Popular Culture, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek, Yilin Liao

Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven & Totosy de Zepetnek, Steven

No abstract provided.


Bibliography Of Siegfried J. Schmidt's Publications, Agata Anna Lisiak, Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek 2011 Berlin, Germany

Bibliography Of Siegfried J. Schmidt's Publications, Agata Anna Lisiak, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven & Totosy de Zepetnek, Steven

No abstract provided.


Bibliography For Work In Holocaust Studies, Agata Lisiak, Louise Vasvári, Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek 2011 University of Halle-Wittenberg

Bibliography For Work In Holocaust Studies, Agata Lisiak, Louise Vasvári, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven & Totosy de Zepetnek, Steven

No abstract provided.


Bibliography Of Contextual (Systemic And Empirical) Approaches In The Study Of Literature And Culture, Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek 2011 Purdue University

Bibliography Of Contextual (Systemic And Empirical) Approaches In The Study Of Literature And Culture, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven & Totosy de Zepetnek, Steven

No abstract provided.


Nobilitashungariae: List Of Historical Surnames Of The Hungarian Nobility, Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek 2011 Selected Works

Nobilitashungariae: List Of Historical Surnames Of The Hungarian Nobility, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven & Totosy de Zepetnek, Steven

nobilitashungariae: List of Historical Surnames of the Hungarian Nobility 2010- (ISSN 1923-9580 ©Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek Purdue University Press) is compiled by Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek based on published historical genealogical sources. nobilitashungariae is archived in the Electronic Collection of Library and Archives Canada. A magyar történelmi nemesség családneveinek listája 2010- (ISSN 1923-9580 ©Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek & Purdue University Press) genealógiai munkák alapján van Tötösy de Zepetnek Steven által összeállítva. A könyv állománya az Electronic Collection of Library and Archives Canada digitális archívumjának.


Selected Bibliography Of Michael Ondaatje's Texts And Studies About Michael Ondaatje's Texts, Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek 2011 University of Halle-Wittenberg

Selected Bibliography Of Michael Ondaatje's Texts And Studies About Michael Ondaatje's Texts, Steven Tötösy De Zepetnek

Tötösy de Zepetnek, Steven & Totosy de Zepetnek, Steven

No abstract provided.


Nazisploitation And The Problem Of Violence In Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, Jared Welling Cook 2011 Brigham Young University - Provo

Nazisploitation And The Problem Of Violence In Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds, Jared Welling Cook

Theses and Dissertations

In this thesis, I explore the representation of Nazis and violence in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds (2009), including how the film proposes justification for violence and murder, and how the film participates in cultural fantasies. The film presents an alternate outcome of World War II in which the Allies achieve victory by assassinating Hitler and the High Command of the Third Reich in a movie theater. The Nazis in the film, far from being a complex enemy, are used for their token villain status. Using the Nazis in this way both participates in and reinterprets the Nazisploitation genre. The ...


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