a gathering of resources for German studies at Sewanee
AE 27 German Encyclopedias
DD 1-901 History of Germany
PF 3000-5997 German language, including dictionaries
PN 2641-2658 German theater
PT 1-4848 German literature
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Through Amateur Eyes
Call Number: DD253 .G844 2012
Publication Date: 2011-11-30
A history of rare archival amateur photographs and films from Nazi Germany
A History of German
Call Number: PF3075 .S24 2012
Publication Date: 2012-10-25
This book provides a detailed introduction to the development of the German language from the earliest reconstructible prehistory to the present day. A key to understanding how any human language works is understanding how that language developed over time. German speakers, as well as language learners and teachers are often puzzled by many questions about the German language: How did German come to have so many different dialects and close linguistic cousins like Dutch andPlattdeutsch? Why does German have 'umlaut' vowels and why do they play so many different roles in the grammar (noun plurals and subjunctive verbs, among many more)? Why are noun plurals so complicated (-e, -en, -er, umlaut, -s or nothing at all)? Are there reasons for the different gender markings in thelanguage (die Woche versus das Auge)? Are dialects dying out today? Does English, with all the words it loans to German, pose a threat to the language? Full, satisfying answers to many of these questions are emerging in current research and this book presents, in an accessible manner, a concise linguistic introduction to the history of German as specialists understand it today. The book is supported by a companion website and is suitable for language learners and teachers and students oflinguistics, from undergraduate level upwards.
Life Goes On
Call Number: PT2621.E24 L413 2012
Publication Date: 2012-10-30
Published when the author was just 23, an autobiographical novel that paints a dark portrait of Germany between the world wars. It tells the story of Max Seldersen--a Jewish textile merchant modeled on Keilson's father--and the troubles he encounter as the German economy collapses and politics turn rancid.