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  • 1.
    Ackermann-Boström, Constanze
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages, German.
    Gelebte Mehrsprachigkeit im Plattenbau: Untersuchungen von Narrativen und Praktiken russlanddeutscher junger Erwachsener2018Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis focuses on the lived multilingualism of a group of young Russian-German adults who as children migrated together with their families from post-Soviet states to the Federal Republic of Germany during the 1990s. Today these adults live in a ‘Plattenbau’ housing estate in a small town in one of the new federal states of Germany. The large pre-fabricated concrete-slab system-built housing estates that were built during the GDR-era are today generally considered as deprived areas due a combination of decreasing population and high unemployment.

    This thesis shows how young Russian-Germans create a multilingual community of practice and use various aspects of language and non-linguistic resources for identity construction. The data analysed in this thesis comes from ethnographic studies conducted during three phases of fieldwork between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The data was collected at a youth centre where the group of young Russian-German adults regularly met.

    Combining intensive participant observation, field notes, photos, and narrative interviews the thesis is a mixed-method investigation. Underpinning the analysis of the research data are theoretical models of the relationship between language, identity, and space. Methodologically this study combines linguistic ethnography, narrative analysis, and membership categorization analysis.

    The thesis argues that an ethnographical-narrative approach is a powerful tool that is able to highlight the role of language(s) and non-linguistic resources for identity construction in social spaces, illustrates how young Russian-Germans construct a web of multilingual identities by using social categories to position themselves and others, and shows how the lived multilingualism of  young Russian-German adults influences all aspects of their social lives. For example, the thesis shows the maintenance of Russian as a heritage language within Russian-German families, yet and an avoidance of visible signs of the Russian-German heritage in public spaces.

  • 2.
    Ahlmann, Gertrud
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages.
    Zur Geschichte des Frühneuniederdeutschen in Schleswig-Holstein: im Spiegel von Gelegenheitsdichtungen des 17. und 18. Jahrhunderts1991Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Ahlsson, Lars-Erik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts.
    Studien zum ostfriesischen Mittelniederdeutsch1964Book (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Ahlsson, Lars-Erik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts.
    Zur Substantivflexion im Thüringischen des 14. und 15. Jahrhunderts1965Book (Other academic)
  • 5.
    Almgren, Birgitta
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages.
    Germanistik und Nationalsozialismus: Affirmation, Konflikt und Protest: : Traditionsfelder und zeitgebundene Wertung in Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft am Beispiel der Germanisch-romanischen Monatsschrift 1929-19431997Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Andersson, Björn
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts.
    Zur Gestaltung von Entfremdung bei Wolfgang Hildesheimer1979Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Andersson, Bo
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages.
    Müller, GernotUppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages.
    Kleine Beiträge zur Germanistik: Festschrift für John Evert Härd1997Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 8.
    Andersson, Bo
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages.
    Müller, GernotUppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages.Stoeva-Holm, DessislavaUppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages.
    Sprache – Literatur – Kultur: Text im Kontext. Beiträge zur 8. Arbeitstagung schwedischer Germanisten in Uppsala, 10.-11.10.20082010Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 9.
    Andersson, Bo
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages.
    Schade, Richard Erich
    Cultura Baltica: literary culture around the Baltic 1600-17001996Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 10.
    Andersson, Sven-Gunnar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts.
    Aktionalität im Deutschen: eine Untersuchung unter Vergleich mit dem russischen Aspektsystem. 1, Die Kategorien Aspekt und Aktionsart im Russischen und im Deutschen1972Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Andersson, Sven-Gunnar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts.
    Aktionalität im Deutschen: eine Untersuchung unter Vergleich mit dem russischen Aspektsystem. 2, Korpusanalyse : mit einem Exkurs über Aktionalität im deutschen Verbalformsystem1978Book (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Blau, Anna Britta
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts.
    Stil und Abweichungen: einige syntaktisch-stilistische Merkmale in den Dichtungen D. v. Liliencrons, G. Trakls und Ingeborg Bachmanns1978Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 13.
    Blomqvist, Kristina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages, German.
    Walter Kempowskis Tadellöser & Wolff im Lichte narratologischer Theorien2009Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Walter Kempowski (1929-2007) is one of the most important authors in post-war German literature. In 1971, he published his first novel, Tadellöser & Wolff. This historical novel takes its point of departure in the everyday life of the bourgeois Kempowski family in Rostock shortly before and during World War II until the surrender of the city to the Red Army. The novel was initially very well received by literary critics and was also a commercial success. After the adaptation of the novel for film in 1975, Kempowski became even more of a public figure and won popular acclaim. In the film, however, important aspects of the novel’s literary mediation were lost, and as a result, the attitude among critics towards Kempowski changed considerably. In some groups he was viewed with suspicion and seen as the uncritical representative of the bourgeoisie. It was not until the beginning of the 1990s that he received extensive praise and recognition, much due to the publication of his multi-volume historical documentary work, Echolot.

    The present study explores Kempowski’s mode of writing in Tadellöser & Wolff from a narratological perspective. The main theoretical points of departure for the analysis are Franz K. Stanzel, one of the leading scholars of classical narratology, and Monika Fludernik, his successor in postmodern narratology. The mediation in the novel is very intricate and carries its theme in a complex and significant way. Though the novel depicts the milieu and atmosphere of the time in a detailed and realistic manner and, through the narrator, the voices, thoughts and opinions of the period resonate in a rich polyphony, yet the predominant narrative perspective is exploited in such a marked way as to create distance to what is portrayed. The fictional first-person narrator proves to be not altogether reliable.

  • 14.
    Christiansen, Olaf
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts.
    Gerechtigkeitsethos und rhetorische Kunst in Grillparzers Ein Bruderzwist in Habsburg1980Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Danielsson, Eva
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages.
    Der Bedeutung auf den Fersen: Studien zum muttersprachlichen Erwerb und zur Komplexität ausgewählter Phraseologismen im Deutschen2007Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis deals with idioms taken from contemporary newspapers. The purpose is to find out which idioms are known and used by native speakers of different ages and also to what extent the entries in the dictionaries offer accurate descriptions to the meaning of these idioms. We already know that idioms which have been modified, as often is the case in newspapers, are often more difficult to understand than others.

    The study has been conducted by means of questionnaires answered by native speakers in Germany. In order to assess the ability that German native speakers have to understand and use these idioms, I have chosen informants from three age groups; the first two groups of informants are grammar school students at a German Gymnasium, in the 7 and the 10 form respectively and the last group consists of adult speakers in Germany with university education. This last group conforms to the final phase of language acquisition.

    The results clearly show that younger generations - and to a certain extent older students and indeed educated adults - are less likely to understand idioms which have complex explanations in the dictionaries and/or whose meanings have been modified. Similarly, all age groups are more likely to understand idioms with simple explanations, those which appear frequently on the Internet and those whose meanings have not been modified, though there is a higher degree of “tolerance” when it comes to complex idioms among the adults.

    It is also clear that the meaning of an idiom cannot always be fully explained out of context. In most cases dictionaries offer an explanation that functions in most contexts, yet it is not uncommon for the meaning of an idiom to be complex and to vary more or less depending on the context. As a way to find out how frequent the idioms are, I have compared their frequency in www.Google.de and found that there is a clear correlation between high frequency in Google and the knowledge displayed by the informants.

  • 16.
    Dillström, Sibylle
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Languages, Department of German.
    Motiviertheit in der Wortbildung entlehnter Einheiten: Eine deskriptive Studie von Personenbezeichnungen mit Fremdsuffixen im Deutschen vom 16. bis zum 20. Jahrhundert1999Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis looks from a historical perspective at the morphological-semantic motivation of words denoting persons with foreign suffixes that have been borrowed into and also formed in German, whereby, among other things, the role of motivation in relation to the borrowing and retention of lexical items is elucidated.

    In a theoretical section peculiarities and problems in the word formation of loan items are discussed, and motivation is defined as a synchronous-semantic category. In the analysis words denoting persons that have seven different foreign suffixes, deriving principally from Latin, are examined with material primarily from dictionaries.

    The study shows that especially for the frequent suffixes in German there is a consistently large proportion of motivated words. It is generally the case that the words are motivated on their first appearance in the material, and changes in their motivation are on the whole infrequent. The analysis further proves that motivated formations often disappear from the material, and words are mostly retained after the loss of their motivation.

    The reason that the words for the most part are motivated in German when borrowed, is that suffixed words denoting persons are generally closely related in their semantic structure to another word in the original or donor language. In German, a relatively large proportion of motivated formations for one suffix does not always correlate with high frequency or with high productivity of the suffix. Furthermore, many of the words examined do not belong to the common vocabulary, which restricts their motivation from a socio-linguistic point of view and can to some extent contribute to their disappearance.

  • 17.
    Elfving Vogel, Margot
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts.
    Schnitzler in Schweden: zur Rezeption seiner Werke1979Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Elmevik, Lennart
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Schwed. und norw. dial. koks(a) 'Schale, Schöpfkelle' u.ä. Ein mittel-niederdeutsches Lehnwort oder ein Wort anderen Ursprungs?1997In: Kleine Beiträge zur Germanistik: Festschrift für John Evert Härd, Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 1997, p. 51-56Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Engström-Persson, Gunhild
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts.
    Zum Konjunktiv im Deutschen um 18001979Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Erlach, Dietrich
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts.
    Wolfgang Koeppen als zeitkritischer Erzähler1973Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 21.
    Fjordevik, Anneli
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages.
    Heinrich von Kleists Amphitryon. Lustspiel nach Molière unter dem Aspekt der Intertextualität im Gesamtwerk2004Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this thesis is to study and typologize the different forms of intertextuality in the works of Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811). The hypothesis is that Kleist did not set out to be superior in regard to earlier authors; instead he wanted to start a dialogical process with them and to become part of a dialogue.

    In the first main part Kleist´s own thoughts about an intertextuality avant la lettre are discussed. Based on different genres in Kleist´s oeuvre (letters, essays, lyrics, drama, short stories), Kleist´s methods of using already existing texts (and pictures) in relation to his own texts are analysed.

    The second main part focuses on Kleist´s drama "Amphitryon. Lustspiel nach Molière" (1807). In this play, Kleist "translates" parts of Molières comedy "Amphitryon" (1668). He also adds some new motifs and develops and expands upon other important motifs. In the end, Kleist´s play stands out as a drama in its own right and not as an imitation of Molière.

    The study shows that Kleist´s own metapoetical texts, for instance "Ein Satz aus der höheren Kritik" present a clear theory on intertextuality. In this essay he points out that texts can be transformed, they can be used as "catalysts" for new texts. On the whole, Kleist´s early intertextual theories correspond with modern intertextual theory.

  • 22.
    Forslund-Brondén, Birgitta
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Languages, Department of German.
    Nicht auf Sand gebaut: Diachrone und kognitive Studien zu Bibelidiomen2004Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In this dissertation, 80 biblical idioms from German translations are analysed and compared. No comparison with the original languages is made. Luther’s 1534 translation forms the basis of the examination. In order to get an idea of the translation of the corresponding passages in the Bible prior to this translation, the first German translation of both the Old and the New Testament, the Mentel-Bible, is included in the analysis. The purpose is to find out in which Bible an idiom appears for the first time; which Bibles present the same translations; in which Bibles translations of the corresponding passages without the idioms in question appear, and if special traditions of translations or groups of Bibles with the same translation emerge.

    This dissertation consists of a diachronic and a synchronic part. The same Bible texts are the basis of the analyses in both parts.

    In the diachronic part the Bible texts are analysed from a historical point of view. Seventeen quotations from different translations are presented for each passage from the first complete German Bible of 1466 to the Bible of 1983. The translations are the subject of a semantic as well as a quantitative and a qualitative analysis. The results show one main tradition of translation – the tradition which starts with Luther’s translation. The distribution of the first appearance of the idioms in the Bibles, the translations without the idiom in question as well as the translations differing from Luther’s translation are accounted for.

    The source for the quotations regarding religious ideas and socio-cultural conditions in biblical times are Bible commentaries.

    As the material is relatively little, no conclusion can be drawn as to whether the results would also be relevant to other parts of the Bible or to the Bible as a whole.

    The subject of the synchronic part is an analysis of the complex structure of the idioms from a semantic-cognitive perspective. The embedding in the text of the idioms is explained by means of propositions. These are divided into primary, secondary, tertiary etc. presuppositions, depending on their semantic nearness to the idioms.

    The interaction between idiom and context is brought into focus. An attempt is here made to explain the path of the idioms from their literal meaning to the figurative meaning in the special texts. This is made by inference procedures with imaginable presuppositions. Here, encyclopedic and socio-cultural knowledge plays an important role.

    This method of analysis has produced 36 types of sequences consisting of two main groups: a) simplex structured types built up by either left-hand or right-hand directed propositions; b) complex structured types of sequences composed by both left-hand directed and right-hand directed propositions. Group b) has proved to be the largest of the two main groups.

  • 23.
    Fredriksson, Christine
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages.
    Erwerbsphasen, Entwicklungssequenzen und Erwerbsreihenfolge: Zum Erwerb der deutschen Verbalmorphologie durch schwedische Schülerinnen und Schüler2006Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The central theme of this work is the interaction and the influence of grammatical input as an external factor in language acquisition and in learning strategies and learning processes as cognitive requirements.

    Until now, this problem has been viewed from the perspective of explicit and implicit processes, including concepts such as consciousness/unconsciousness, outer rules/inner rules, and analysed/unanalysed knowledge. But because of these differing interpretations, how the learner uses grammatical input and what role that plays in the development of the target language has only been minimally investigated.

    In the tradition of interlanguage theory, and based on connectionist, information processing and variability theories, in this work a descriptive model is developed that describes acquisition at the level of processing and that helps to explain developmental patterns which are observed in the acquisition of German verb morphology by tutored learners.

    The specific cognitive processes involved in L2 acquisition are differentiated as three dimensions that are conceptualized as continua: 1. The dimension of selective attention and intake which is defined by the two poles of attention to form/attention to meaning and understanding/noticing. This dimension is dependent on the situational context (formal/informal style) and determines whether verb forms are learned as analysed or unanalysed regarding their function in the target language. 2. The dimension of storage of information in which form-function mappings in short-term memory become permanent routines by associative connection. 3. The dimension of development in which analysed form-function mappings arise out of unanalysed routines by restructuring.

    The confirmation of these processes rests on an analysis of written data from Swedish learners at the beginning and advanced levels. They were elicited over two years and were based on the use of different written tasks.

    The results of this investigation indicate that German verb morphology is not acquired from rules but rather by associative connections of different kinds of form-function mappings in a network. This process can be described in acquisition phases, developmental sequences, and an acquisition order.

  • 24.
    Freund, Folke
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts.
    Präpositionale und kasuelle Zeitangaben auf die Frage "wann" im gegenwärtigen Deutsch1971Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Grub, Frank Thomas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages.
    Gewendete (T)räume. ‚Explizite‘ und ‚implizite‘ Migrationen in der Literatur nach dem Mauerfall2015In: „Ein Ewigs Feuer dir entbrant“. Germanistische Studien zu Sprache, Literatur und Kultur : Festschrift für Prof. Dr. Bo Andersson zum 60. Geburtstag / [ed] Daniel Solling, Dessislava Stoeva-Holm, Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2015, p. 53-68Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 26.
    Gustafsson, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages.
    Titulieren im Dissertationsvorwort: Einige kontrastive Beobachtungen2015In: "Ein Ewigs Feuer dir entbrant". Germanistische Studien zu Sprache, Literatur und Kultur: Festschrift für Prof. Dr. Bo Andersson zum 60. Geburtstag / [ed] Daniel Solling & Dessislava Stoeva-Holm, Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2015, p. 69-79Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 27.
    Gustafsson, Leif
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts.
    Nominalpräpositionen untersucht besonders an Hand deutscher und niederländischer Urkunden 1250-15501979Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 28.
    Hermodsson, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts.
    Semantische Strukturen der Satzgefüge im kausalen und konditionalen Bereich1978Book (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Hermodsson, Lars
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages.
    Spätlese: germanistische Aufsätze1986Book (Other academic)
  • 30.
    Holmlander, Inger
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts.
    Zur Distribution und Leistung des Pronominaladverbs: das Pronominaladverb als Bezugselement eines das Verb ergänzenden Nebensatzes/Infinitivs1979Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 31.
    Jacoby, Michael
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts.
    Wargus, vargr, Verbrecher, Wolf: eine sprach- und rechtsgeschichtliche Untersuchung1974Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 32.
    Jeske, Hans
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts.
    Der Kodex Trier 810/1338: Studien zu einer Eifler Plenarhandschrift aus dem Jahre 14641974Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 33.
    Jobin, Bettina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages, German.
    Sprachwandel im Vergleich: Präsentation eines Forschungsprojekts2010In: Sprache-Literatur-Kultur: Text im Kontext - Beiträge zur 8. Arbeitstagung schwedischer Germanisten in Uppsala, 10.-11.10.2008 / [ed] Andersson, Bo, Gernot Müller und Dessislava Stoeva-Holm, Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis , 2010Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [de]

    Deutsch, Schwedisch und Englisch sind eng miteinander verwandte Sprachen, deren Genussysteme sich typologisch stark voneinander unterscheiden. Alle gehen auf ein protoindogermanisches System mit drei Genus und relativ eindeutigen semantischen Zuweisungskriterien. zurück, d. h. Bezeichnungen für Männer und Frauen waren Maskulinum bzw. Femininum, Kollektiva sind überwiegend feminin und alle Substanzen wie Metalle sowie Flüssigkeiten waren Neutra. Man ist sich heute einig, dass alle Genussysteme einen semantischen Kern haben. Aber bereits im Protogermanischen war dieser vergleichsweise schwer nachvollziehbar, statt dessen findet sich von Anfang an eine starke Verbindung zwischen Deklinationsklasse und Genus. Das heutige Deutsch ist zusammen mit dem Isländischen innerhalb der eigenen Sprachfamilie aber auch global eine der Sprachen mit dem am stärksten formalen Genussystem. Im typologische Gegensatz dazu hat das Englische heute ein rein semantisches System, in dem die Pronomen he, she und it zu Bezeichnung von männlichen und weiblichen Menschen und höheren Tieren bzw. von Unbelebtem benutzt werden. Der Wandel vom stark formalen Drei-Genussystem im Alt-Englischen zum heutigen semantischen pronominalen Genussystem lässt sich bereits in den ältesten Dokumenten ablesen, wird heute aber in der Zeit von 900 bis 1250 angesetzt, zeitgleich mit dem verschwinden der Kasusmorphologie. Das Schwedisch ähnelt im Bereich der Pronomen dem Englischen, mit einem Maskulinum und Femininum für Animata und die zwei Formen den und det für Inanimata. Wir finden aber die letzteren Kategorien, Neutrum und Utrum, bei allen Substantiven. Auch wenn fast alle Neutra Unbelebtem vorbehalten sind. Die Umwandlung des pronominalen Genussystems im Schwedischen ist erst gegen 1650 weitgehend durchgeführt, mit archaischen Resten im heutigen Schwedisch. Auch fanden sich bis ins 19. Jahrhundert Genusmarkierungen in den Kategorien Maskulinum und Femininum in den Wörterbüchern der schwedischen Sprache, obwohl diese bei den kongruierenden Elementen schon längst zum Utrum verschmolzen waren. Entscheidende Veränderungen haben also in dokumentierten Sprachstadien stattgefunden. Der Vergleich so relativ eng verwandter Sprachen lässt die Zahl der möglichen Variablen in den Entwicklungen begrenzen, so dass entscheidende Faktoren besser isoliert werden können. Auch ist es von Vorteil, dass verwandte Wörter und ihre Genuszuweisungen untersucht werden können.

  • 34.
    Jönsson, Maren
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of German.
    'Ob ich ein ritter wære'. Genderentwürfe und genderrelatierte Erzählstrategien im Nibelungenlied2001Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This dissertation examines the significance of gender in the Nibelungenlied, paying particular attention to the concept of femininity, and with regard to characterisation, plot and narrative strategy. It reveals a concern with social roles, above all in the transgressions of the norm, in the deviations from ideal prototypes. It is a concern which involves both class roles as well as the socio-culturally-shaped sex roles. With a broad-based research model as starting-point, there is a discussion on the inter- and intra-gender level of the interplay between the protagonists, in speech and action and by means of non-verbal gesture and objects that have associative functions. The methodological approach of the study is text-oriented, and comprises a comprehensive discussion of the relevant literature. It focuses not only on the plot and the network of relationships, but also on narrative structure and the types of intrusions by the authorial narrator. It poses the question of how the aspect of gender influences reception. In particular, it stresses the significance of the use of contrast and parallel, of vocabulary and of the narrative points of view, and shows how fundamental the question of gender is both for the plot and in the assessment of the characters. The study reveals an intention of the text, one which is marked by a critical stance towards the happenings in the epic and a clear attempt to reinterpret the mythological in human terms.

  • 35.
    Kaiste, Jaana
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages.
    Das eigensinnige Kind: Schrecken in pädagogischen Warnmärchen der Aufklärung und der Romantik2005Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This dissertation deals with how didactic fiction and writers of child literature of the 18th and 19th centuries tried to strike terror into their young listeners to make them obedient to the social and moral norms of adults. Particular attention is devoted to texts where children themselves function as protagonists. Fairy-tales by the brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm but also by Ludwig Bechstein and Charles Perrault are taken into consideration as are examples of child literature by Johann Baptist Strobl, a less famous didactic philanthropist at the end of the Enlightenment.

    The theme of horror and intimidation is followed and analyzed with special regard to narrative techniques, but also to objectives of educational and socialisation processes. The dissertation argues that many of the recurring stereotypes and topoi in these horror stories for children can be traced back to popular superstition and other notions of an early preliterary and oral society.

  • 36.
    Karlstetter, Klaus
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts.
    Das Bild des Jugendlichen in der deutschsprachigen Erzähllitteratur der Zeit zwischen dem ersten Weltkrieg (1918) und der Diktatur (1933): Studien zu H. Hesses "Demian", J. Wassermanns "Christian Wahnschaffe", F. Werfels "Nicht der Mörder, der Ermordete ist schuldig", J. Roths "Zipper und sein Vater", "Rechts und links", "Radetzkymarsch" und H. Brochs "1888, Pasenow oder die Romantik"1980Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 37.
    Källström, Sofia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of German.
    "Das Eigentliche bleibt doch zurück.": Zum Problem der semantischen Unbestimmtheit am Beispiel von Theodor Fontanes Effi Briest.2002Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this thesis is to describe and analyse the notion of indeterminacy in Theodor Fontane´s social novel Effi Briest. The study is interdisciplinary in that the notion of indeterminacy involves both literary scholarship and linguistics. In the survey of the research field, it is shown that linguistics uses the notions of polysemy, ambiguity, and vagueness, while literary scholars use the notion of lacuna or indeterminacy. This interdisciplinary approach is relevant to one of the main purposes of the thesis, namely to create a typology of indeterminacy in a literary text, taking Fontane´s novel Effi Briest as the point of departure. According to this typology, indeterminacy can be divided into six categories: lexico-semantic polysemy, syntactico-semantic ellipsis, grammatical function words with unclear reference, kinegrams, silence, and interruption of the narrative and the dialogical structure of the text. With this typology it is possible to make linguistic as well as literary distinctions and to point out new ways of reading the novel. The notion of indeterminacy and its subdivisions is used in this thesis to analyse six excerpts that are crucial to the understanding of the setting and the characters of the novel. This method makes it possible to reconstruct the texts and to find alternative interpretations that have not been considered in earlier Fontane criticism. The textual analyses constitute a broad critique of previous readings of Effi Briest. This criticism also draws parallels to the analyses of the specific excerpts in focus.

  • 38.
    Landgren, Gustav
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages, German.
    Hermann Hesses Roßhalde, Klingsors letzter Sommer und Steppenwolf im Kontext von Kunstkritik, Künstlerkrise und Intermedialität2011Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    With an estimated 100 million copies of his works sold, Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) is still one of the most popular German authors worldwide. Taking Hesse’s position in the aesthetic debates from 1900-1927 as a starting point, this study examines the influence of art criticism, artistic crisis, and intermediality in Hesse’s novels Roßhalde (1914), Klingsor’s last summer (1919) and The Steppenwolf (1927). A major chapter deals with Hesse as an art critic from 1910 to 1930, providing a framework for the further analysis of his novels. Important for Hesse’s aesthetic development is the art historian Wilhelm Worringer, who criticizes the Western art canon and underlines the importance of the artistic will. From Worringer, Hesse learns to interpret “exotic”, non-mimetic works of art.

    Of major philosophical importance for the artistic crisis depicted in Hesses’s works is the idea of the principle of individuation (principium individuationis) which Hesse derives from Arthur Schopenhauer and Friedrich Nietzsche. The polarity between burgher and artist in Hesse’s works is a result of the principium indviduationis: In contrast with the self-sufficient bourgeois, the artist suffers from the torments of individuation.

    The publication of The Steppenwolf (1927) with its complex narrative structure is a milestone in Hesse’s aesthetic development as a writer. The novel can indeed be read as one of the most prototypical ones of the 1920s, dealing with topics such as the Americanization of European culture, the growing media competition through cinema, gramophone, and radio, as well as a critique of the cultural decline of Europe. The German philosopher Oswald Spengler’s The Decline of the West (1918-22) is of importance for the genesis of this novel.

    Hesse’s skeptical approach towards the technical reproduction of works of art is established through a number of essays as well as in the media reflections in The Steppenwolf. Despite Hesse’s criticism of the new media in the novel, however, the Magic Theater with its cinematic short stories, jump cuts, and zooming techniques is clearly influenced by the silent film of the 1920s. My main thesis is that Hesse – despite the harsh criticism of radio, film and gramophone – uses the techniques of the new media in his novel to criticize the impact of the new media on the contemporary culture of Weimar Germany.

  • 39.
    Larsson, Kristian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages, German.
    Potentielle narrative Unzuverlässigkeit in Thomas Manns frühen Erzählungen (1893-1912)2010In: Sprache – Literatur – Kultur: Beiträge zur 8. Arbeitstagung schwedischer Germanisten in Uppsala, 10.-11.10.2008 / [ed] Bo Andersson, Gernot Müller & Dessislava Stoeva-Holm, Uppsala: Uppsala universitet , 2010, p. 233-242Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 40.
    Löfstedt, Ernst
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts.
    Beiträge zu einer nordfriesischen Grammatik: 1, Das Substantiv und das Adjektiv, das Zahlwort und der bestimmte Artikel1968Book (Other academic)
  • 41.
    Löfstedt, Ernst
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts.
    Beiträge zu einer nordfriesischen Grammatik: 2, Das Pronomen, das Adverb, Präpositionen, Konjunktionen und das Verbum1971Book (Other academic)
  • 42.
    Löfstedt, Ernst
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts.
    Zum bestimmten Artikel in den inselnordfriesischen Mundarten von Föhr und Amrum1964Book (Other academic)
  • 43.
    Magnusson, Kerstin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts.
    Die Gliederung des Konjunktivs in Grammatiken der deutschen Sprache1976Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 44.
    Mika, Egmont
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages.
    Formeln und Routinen: Zum Genuserwerb italienischer, portugiesischer und spanischer Gastarbeiter mit Deutsch als Zweitsprache2005Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Based on the interlanguage hypothesis and with reference to skill learning and central concepts of connectionist language-acquisition theory, this study develops an explanatory model, with the help of which untutored acquisition of grammatical gender in German is shown to be a sequence of meta-individual developmental phases. The empirical evidence consists of linguistic data compiled from interviews with Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish foreign workers carried out within the framework of the ZISA- Cross-Sectional Study.

    The acquisition process is promoted by a combination of two cognitive procedures, one analytic (restructuring) and the other reproductive (automation). Both contribute to the construction of a network of associative form-function mappings which, in the course of the process, assume the character of prefabricated linguistic elements or chunks, thus enabling automatic processing. Accordingly, the gender of a noun is not acquired separately as such, but rather as an integral component of an automatic form-function mapping.

    Formula and routine are central concepts. They denote the norm-language (formula) and interlanguage (routine) chunks used by the learner and thereby the subsumed forms of the respective determiners, that is, gender markers. Their creation and substitution, as well as the sequence of their acquisition, are described and elucidated by means of cognitive mechanisms and psycholinguistic principles.

    For the interlanguage routine in particular, but to some extent for the norm-language formula as well, it was possible to confirm the fundamental concept of the interlanguage hypotheses, according to which the learner sets up provisional hypotheses about the perceived elements and gradually approaches the form of the target language, albeit with the assistance of a concept of language acquisition that does not primarily center on any rule-defined morphology of the target language but rather on the phonetic surface-level form of concrete linguistic communication.

    Against this background some key concepts of previous language-acquisition research, such as explicit/implicit, rules, chunks, simplification, omission, and over-generalization, are discussed and partially reassessed.

  • 45.
    Mitrache, Liliana
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Languages, Department of German.
    Intertäxtualität und Phraseologie in den drei Versionen der Panne von Friedrich Dürrenmatt: Aspekte von Groteske und Ironie1999Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this dissertation is to analyse from an intertextual perspective Friedrich Dürrenmatt's text Die Panne, which exists in three versions: as radio play, story and comedy for the theatre. By means of comparison, the study sets out to determine the extent to which the differences between the three versions are limited to the characteristics of genre, or whether new meaning has also arisen in the adaptations. A further consideration is the impact of the change of genre on the content. The intertextual comparison of the three versions is based on the structuralist conception in intertextual research and involves a particular form of intertextuality, auto-intertextuality, which concerns the relationship between texts by the same author.

    The common textual features of the three versions have been brought together in a textual construct that is not specific to any genre, the textual invariant, which has formed the basis for the analysis of the characteristics of genre, as well as of the differences in content of the three variants. The intertextual perspective reveals that the three versions of Die Panne are not mere reproductions, with the aim of the author being simply a change of genre, but innovations, since each variant leads to new interpretations of meaning.

    Within the framework of intertextual comparison, the forms of the grotesque and of irony as dominant stylistic devices have been investigated. A gradation in the intensity of the grotesque in the three variants becomes apparent, with a culmination in the comedy. Irony serves Dürrenmatt as a reinforcement of the grotesque.

    The heightening of the irony and the grotesque is supported by an abundance of phraseological units. The analysis of the semantics of these phraseological units in their co- and contextual settings reveals that their main functions in the three variants are those of foreshadowing, manipulation of the main character`s behaviour, and creation of the characters through their own speech. Moreover, the phraseological analysis confirms the conclusion that the radio play has been the starting point for the story, which in turn prepares the way for the theatre production, the highpoint in the representation of the grotesque. Thus linguistic (phraseology)and literary (intertextuality) methods complement each other in illuminating the problematics involved in the change of genre.

  • 46.
    Mitrache, Liliana
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages, German.
    Metaphern in literarischen Übersetzungen: Eine vergleichende Analyse der sechs deutschen Übersetzungen von Strindbergs Roman Hemsöborna2006Book (Other academic)
  • 47.
    Müller, Gerd
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts.
    Dichtung und Wissenschaft: Studien zu Robert Musils Romanen 'Die Verwirrungen des Zöglings Törless' und 'Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften'1971Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 48.
    Müller, Gerd
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts.
    Literatur und Revolution: Untersuchungen zur Frage des literarischen Engagements in Zeiten des politischen Umbruchs1974Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 49.
    Nikula, Henrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts.
    Verbvalenz: Untersuchungen am Beispiel des deutschen Verbs mit einer kontrastiven Analyse Deutsch - Schwedisch1976Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 50.
    Norberg, Ulf
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Languages, Department of German.
    Übersetzen mit doppeltem Skopos: Eine empirische Prozess- und Produktstudie2003Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this experimental study is to examine the translation processes and the resulting translations of eight translators performing translation tasks from German into Swedish. The data about the translation processes were collected with the think-aloud technique, i.e. the translators were asked to verbalize as much of their thinking as possible while translating. The translators – four of whom had long working experience and the others substantially shorter experience – were asked to translate the same source text (a news item) for two different fictitious audiences: first for a morning newspaper and then for a children’s magazine.

    With regards to the translation process, the results showed that the two categories of translators did not differ considerably from each other, neither in their dictionary use, nor in their overall accomplishment of the translation tasks. However, they did differ in their attitude. The less experienced translators were more involved in the process, which also led to quality improvements. At the same time, individual differences were substantial regarding all of the criteria examined.

    The resulting translations (the products) were evaluated both by the researcher and by journalists from the newspapers or magazines in which the texts, according to the briefs, were to be published. The results showed small differences in text quality for the two categories of translators. According to the journalists, the less experienced translators even produced slightly better texts for the morning paper.

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