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From Modern Theory to a Poetics of Experience

by Grzegorz Grochowski & Ryszard Nycz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 15, 2014)

The volume From Modern Theory to a Poetics of Experience contains a wide selection of essays, which were published during past decades in academic journal Teksty Drugie and were widely appreciated as significant...


Glorious Outlaws: Debt as a Tool in Contemporary Postcolonial Fiction

by Izabela Morska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 01, 2016)

This book addresses debt in postcolonial fiction: financial, social, historical, and cultural. The author examines how literary characters including servants, fallen women, and cultural outsiders pay or refuse...


Dimensions of Sociolinguistic Landscapes in Europe

by Mikko Laitinen & Anastassia Zabrodskaja Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 02, 2015)

The articles in this volume investigate everyday textual material of sociolinguistic landscapes in the early 21st century. Sociolinguistic landscapes reflect societal change, and they enable observers to map...


Structural Aspects of Bilingual Speech

by Elena Gasser Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 19, 2015)

The goal of the present study was to identify, describe and account for bilingual (Russian-Hebrew) varieties spoken in the Russian immigrant community in Israel. In order to achieve this complex goal, an interdisciplinary...


Facets of Linguistics

by Peter Schildhauer, Jana Pflaeging, Alexander Brock & Anne Ammermann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 27, 2014)

This volume aims to represent the breadth and depth of current linguistic research of predominantly young linguists and thus to produce a snapshot of topical linguistic issues and trends. Therefore, it presents...


Muhammad and the Formation of Sacrifice

by Gerd Marie Adna Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 15, 2014)

Islam has a festival of sacrifice, id al-adha, which is celebrated each year in the month of pilgrimage. Simultaneous to the celebration and the sacrificial ritual in Mecca, during hajj, sheep, camels and cows...


Intensifiers and Reflexive Pronouns in English and Mandarin Chinese

by Lin Wang Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

The book is a study on intensifiers and reflexive pronouns between two languages (English and Mandarin Chinese) and the first one drawing a complete picture in this domain. It provides the full uses of self,...


Teaching Environments

by Roman Bartosch & Sieglinde Grimm Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 22, 2014)

The essays in this collection seek to bring together current developments in ecocriticism and the pedagogical practice of teaching English at all levels, from primary schools to Higher Education. They cover...


Carminis Personae – Character in Roman Poetry

by Maria Grazia Iodice & Mariusz Zagorski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 20, 2014)

This volume contains a collection of papers by an international team of scholars covering the subject of literary character in Roman poetry. The list of authors discussed in the book includes the most prominent...


The Physician as a Rebellious Intellectual

by N. Peter Joosse Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 26, 2014)

The medical section of the Kitab al-Na?i?atayn or Book of the Two Pieces of Advice by the medieval author cAbd al-Latif ibn Yusuf al-Baghdadi (1162-1231) challenges the idea that Arabic-Islamic medicine declined...


Cognitive and Pragmatic Aspects of Speech Actions

by Iwona Witczak-Plisiecka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 17, 2014)

This volume contains papers which reflect current discussions in the study of speech actions. The collection was inspired by the papers presented at Meaning, Context and Cognition, the first international conference...


Chinese Medical Concepts in Urban China

by Martin Böke Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 05, 2014)

Popular assertions proclaim a tradition of Chinese medicine spanning several thousand years. But is this really important for today’s China? Is Chinese medicine relevant for the modern, cosmopolitan urban...


Poisoned Cornucopia

by Ryszard Wolny & Stankomir Nicieja Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 23, 2014)

This volume explores the notions of excess, intemperance and overabundance in cultures and literatures of both the English- and Chinese-speaking worlds. It concentrates on some aspects of literary and cultural...


Germans in Tonga

by James Bade Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 11, 2014)

Germans in Tonga is the culmination of an eight-year research project in which the author and his team of researchers gathered biographical material on Germans in Tonga. There are four main sources: the British...


Space and Location in the Circulation of Knowledge (1400–1800)

by Marion Eggert, Felix Siegmund & Dennis Würthner Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 05, 2014)

In response to the recent surge of interest in studying epistemic transfers and changes, this volume assembles an interdisciplinary range of articles that look at the production, consumption and dissemination...


New Insights into Slavic Linguistics

by Jacek Witkos & Sylwester Jaworski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

This volume presents a number of contributions to the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society held in Szczecin, Poland, October 26–28. The largest number of articles address issues related to...


«Bis dat, qui cito dat»

by Kevin J. McKenna, Christian Grandl, Elisabeth Piirainen & Andreas Nolte Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 28, 2015)

Bis dat, qui cito dat – never has a proverb more aptly applied to an individual than does this Medieval Latin saying to Wolfgang Mieder. «He gives twice who gives quickly» captures the essence of his entire...


Language Proficiency Testing for Chinese as a Foreign Language

by Florian Meyer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 26, 2014)

How did the (old) Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) assess the Chinese proficiency of non-native speakers of Chinese? What inferences can be derived from HSK test taker scores, especially from Western test takers?...


Multilingualism and Mobility in Europe

by Kristine Horner, Ingrid de Saint-Georges & Jean-Jacques Weber Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 25, 2014)

How do individuals experience multilingualism and mobility in the context of Europeanization and globalisation? The contributors explore language-in-education policies and family language policies, as well as...


Recht nach dem Arabischen Fruehling

by Bruno Menhofer & Dirk Otto Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 22, 2014)

Der von der Gesellschaft für arabisches und islamisches Recht herausgegebene Band enthält die Vorträge, die auf der Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft 2012 in Heidelberg gehalten wurden. Ergänzt werden diese...


Cognitive Explorations into Metaphor and Metonymy

by Frank Polzenhagen, Zoltan Kovecses, Stefanie Vogelbacher & Sonja Kleinke Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 16, 2014)

This volume presents selected contributions to an annual symposium on metaphor and metonymy held at the English Department of Heidelberg University. It brings together papers by lecturers, PhD students and graduates...


Defining the Indefinable: Delimiting Hindi

by Agnieszka Kucziewicz-Fras Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 23, 2014)

The nine extensive essays of this volume are by specialists on South Asia whose research focus includes the extremely complicated problematics of the linguistic situation there. It is devoted to the broadly...


Identity in Postmillennial German Films on Africa

by Shikuku Emmanuel Tsikhungu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 20, 2014)

This book is a literary and cultural investigation of the different levels of identity as revealed in German films on and about Africa. Taking sexual, spatial, linguistic and body identities as its core concern,...


Doctoral Experiences in Finland

by Jukka M. Krisp & Michael Szurawitzki Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 10, 2014)

This volume is a collection of essays on the process of obtaining a PhD degree at a Finnish university. The contributors share the common background of coming to Finland from abroad especially for the purpose...


Ancient Myths in the Making of Culture

by Malgorzata Budzowska & Jadwiga Czerwinska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 19, 2015)

The reception of Mediterranean Antiquity heritage is one of the dominant research areas in contemporary classical studies. This issue has constituted the scope of the conference Reception of Ancient Myths in...


Cognitive Linguistics in the Making

by Kinga Rudnicka-Szozda & Aleksander Szwedek Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 16, 2014)

The papers in this book address the most fundamental, currently investigated problems in cognitive linguistics in a wide spectrum of perspectives. Apart from some traditional descriptions of particular metaphors...


Translated Children’s Fiction in New Zealand

by Anne Siebeck Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 08, 2014)

In 2005, a new publisher entered the New Zealand market – the first to specialise in English translations of children’s books. The notion of «homegrown translations» was a new departure for a post-colonial...


The Unspeakable: Narratives of Trauma

by Magda Stroinska, Vikki Cecchetto & Kate Szymanski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 15, 2014)

How does a trauma survivor communicate «what can’t be said out loud» to others? In what form? How can we – readers, listeners, viewers – recognize the pain and suffering hidden behind words, pictures,...


Translating Audio Description Scripts

by Anna Jankowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 20, 2015)

Translating audio description scripts from foreign into source language seems to be a tempting alternative strategy of creating audio description scripts in those countries where audio description is still scarce....


The Return of the Narrative: the Call for the Novel- Le retour à la narration : le désir du roman

by Sabine Van Wesemael & Suze van der Poll Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 06, 2015)

This study focuses on the return of the narrative as applied by literary historians. Through the 1980s, criticism on the hermetic nature of many postmodern texts grew louder and louder: novelists expressed the...


Glossae – Scholia – Commentarii

by Mieczyslaw Mejor, Katarzyna Jazdzewska & Anna Zajchowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 05, 2014)

The role of commentary as a basic method of research used broadly in both Classical Antiquity and the Middle Ages still awaits further analysis. Commentary as a research and didactic method becomes especially...


Expat-ing Democracy

by Nir T. Boms Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 20, 2016)

Taking Syria and Iran as case studies, this book explores how expatriate groups have used tools such as technology and new media to influence political discourse and to irrevocably alter the political dynamics...


Integration Processes in the Circulation of Knowledge

by Florian Pölking & Marion Eggert Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 05, 2016)

Korea, geographically situated at cultural crossroads, has a long history of creative engagement with knowledge from outside sources. This volume discusses processes of knowledge integration – of interpretive...


Lingueística Teórica y Aplicada: nuevos enfoques

by Nekane Celayeta Gil, Felipe Jiménez Berrio & Alberto de Lucas Vicente Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 27, 2014)

Este volumen recoge varios estudios que reflejan las últimas tendencias en la investigación lingüística teórica y aplicada desde diversas perspectivas enmarcadas en las distintas subdisciplinas lingüísticas,...


Arab TV-Audiences

by Ehab Galal Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 16, 2014)

Today the relations between Arab audiences and Arab media are characterised by pluralism and fragmentation. More than a thousand Arab satellite TV channels alongside other new media platforms are offering all...


«Non-Monastic Buddhist» in P?li-Discourse

by Sompornnuch Tansrisook Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 27, 2014)

The book intends to grasp the meaning of upasaka / upasika or Buddhist laity in Digha- and Majjhima-nikaya of the Pali canon. Considering the texts as oral literature, the author examines and interprets the...


Modernist Translation

by Tamara Brzostowska-Tereszkiewicz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 22, 2016)

The last two decades witnessed an upsurge in Anglo-American studies of Modernism and its translation practices. The book revisits the notion of Modernist translation in the context of Eastern European (Polish...


Galizien als Kultur- und Gedaechtnislandschaft im kultur- und sprachwissenschaftlichen Diskurs

by Ruth Maloszek & Anna Hanus Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 04, 2015)

Galizien ist eine historische Landschaft zwischen Polen und der Ukraine, die stark von der österreichischen Teilungszeit geprägt ist. Obwohl sie als administratives Gebiet nur bis 1918 Bestand hatte, wirkt...


A Dictionary of Camfranglais

by Hector Kamdem Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 26, 2015)

This book is a simple and clear presentation of the lexis of Camfranglais, an urban youth sociolect in Cameroon. It presents this sociolect as an outgrowth of language contact phenomena that have fossilized...


Traditional Medicine Making of the 'Emu': Continuity and Change

by Kingsley I. Owete Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 16, 2015)

As newer medical problems surface and existing ones appear to resist modern solutions, Africans are increasingly reaching for traditional healing practices and customary protective medicines. Using historical...


Essays in Arabic Dialectology

by Noureddine Guella Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

This volume brings together a number of previously published papers, which reflect a middle-of-the-road approach in Linguistic Analysis. The first part contains articles dealing with major grammatical techniques...


Narrating Ancient Egypt

by Maria Fleischhack Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 31, 2015)

Ancient and modern Egypt feature in numerous fantastic stories by Victorian and Edwardian writers. This book explores how works of popular Egyptianising fantastic literature can be read as critical texts which...


Current Issues in Italian, Romance and Germanic Non-canonical Word Orders

by Davide Garassino & Anna-Maria De Cesare Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 05, 2016)

This volume aims at offering an up-to-date survey on non-canonical word orders and their interplay with information structure and discourse organization. The contributions analyze different non-canonical syntactic...


Gendered Narrative Subjectivity

by Edit Zsadányi Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 25, 2015)

This book wants to make Hungarian women writers accessible to an English-speaking public and presents interpretations of Hungarian and American literary texts by writers such as Margit Kaffka, Anna Lesznai,...


Meanings of Jazz in State Socialism

by Rüdiger Ritter & Gertrud Pickhan Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 23, 2015)

During the Cold War, jazz became a cultural weapon that was employed by both sides to advance their interests. This volume explores the history and roles of jazz in Poland, the German Democratic Republic (GDR),...


The Hermeneutics of an African-Igbo Theology

by Peter Chidi Okuma Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 31, 2015)

One of the great problems among most theologians and theologies today is to restrict and to think of theology only in terms of mere intellectual enquiry without any fundamentum in rei in the lives of peoples....


The Rebirth of Hebrew Literature

by Yigal Schwartz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 27, 2015)

The book invites readers to a reexamination of Modern Hebrew literature and culture from complementary critical perspectives, through readings of texts from this corpus. Among the issues explored are the Eastern...


Reading Medieval European Women Writers

by Albrecht Classen Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 08, 2016)

Despite a modern tendency to describe medieval women as suppressed and marginalized, a critical reading of relevant texts by female poets/writers demonstrates that women all over Europe in the premodern era...


Karl Hanssen’s Memoirs of his Wartime Experiences in Samoa and New Zealand 1915–1916

by James Bade Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 18, 2016)

Karl Hanssen’s memoirs provide an invaluable outsider’s view of life in New Zealand prisons and a unique perspective on German Samoa under New Zealand occupation. In October 1915, Hanssen, manager of the...


Indian and Chinese Philosophy

by Adrián Slavkovský Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 22, 2016)

This textbook offers a brief overview of the main philosophical schools of the two most significant cultures in ancient Asia, from where these thoughts have spread widely – it concerns ancient India and China....