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Durchs wilde Wortistan Unterwegs in der Welt der Wörter

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Translated to English: Through the wild wordistan Traveling in the world of words Authors: Christian Schmid. Hardback with dust jacket. Excellent pre-owned condition. Light use only!

Language: German

On this unique journey into the world of words Christian Schmid from Swiss Radio DRS1 not only answers questions like "Since when do we restore ourselves in the restaurant?" or "How did the milk get to the Milky Way?", we also learn what "Flügeli fasse" means, who is damned to "Hoselade chöje" or how to nail a toothache ...

The book differs from other books with word stories in three ways: Christian Schmid does not tell stories about individual words, but stories about words that belong thematically together. Words and the stories in which they occur are like humans or even related to each other.

The book is not limited to the High German. Christian Schmid also gives the dialects, especially the Swiss German, a lot of space. In addition, he often makes trips to English, Dutch and Swedish, French, Italian and Spanish and other languages. Word histories are a very salutary remedy for too narrow national or regional language thinking. Third, these word histories are excursions into cultural history. As we learn in the chapter "Since when do we restore ourselves in the restaurant?" not only where the word "restaurant" comes from and how it has changed, we also get a deep insight into the history of the hospitality industry.

German: Auf dieser einzigartigen Reise in die Welt der Wörter beantwortet Christian Schmid von Schweizer Radio DRS1 nicht nur Fragen wie "Seit wann restaurieren wir uns im Restaurant?" oder "Wie kam die Milch auf die Milchstrasse?", wir erfahren auch, was "Flügeli fasse" heisst, wer zum "Hoselade chöje" verdammt ist oder wie man Zahnschmerzen vernagelt ...

Das Buch unterscheidet sich von anderen Büchern mit Wortgeschichten dreifach: Christian Schmid erzählt nicht Geschichten über einzelne Wörter, sondern Geschichten über Wörter, die thematisch zusammengehören. Wörter und die Geschichten, in denen sie vorkommen, haben ja wie Menschen miteinander zu tun oder sind sogar miteinander verwandt.

Das Buch beschränkt sich nicht aufs Hochdeutsche. Christian Schmid gibt auch den Mundarten, vor allem den schweizerdeutschen, viel Raum. Zudem macht er oft Abstecher ins Englische, Holländische und Schwedische, ins Französische, Italienische und Spanische und in andere Sprachen. Wortgeschichten sind ein sehr heilsames Mittel gegen ein zu enges nationales oder regionales Sprachdenken. Drittens sind diese Wortgeschichten Ausflüge in die Kulturgeschichte. Da erfahren wir etwa im Kapitel "Seit wann restaurieren wir uns im Restaurant?" nicht nur, woher das Wort "Restaurant" kommt und wie es sich verändert hat, wir erhalten auch einen tiefen Einblick in die Geschichte des Gastgewerbes.

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Author(s):
Christian Schmid
Condition:
As new
ISBN-10:
3305004061
Publisher:
Cosmos Verlag
Title:
Durchs wilde Wortistan Unterwegs in der Welt der Wörter

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Translated to English: Through the wild wordistan Traveling in the world of words Authors: Christian Schmid. Hardback with dust jacket. Excellent pre-owned condition. Light use only!

Language: German

On this unique journey into the world of words Christian Schmid from Swiss Radio DRS1 not only answers questions like "Since when do we restore ourselves in the restaurant?" or "How did the milk get to the Milky Way?", we also learn what "Flügeli fasse" means, who is damned to "Hoselade chöje" or how to nail a toothache ...

The book differs from other books with word stories in three ways: Christian Schmid does not tell stories about individual words, but stories about words that belong thematically together. Words and the stories in which they occur are like humans or even related to each other.

The book is not limited to the High German. Christian Schmid also gives the dialects, especially the Swiss German, a lot of space. In addition, he often makes trips to English, Dutch and Swedish, French, Italian and Spanish and other languages. Word histories are a very salutary remedy for too narrow national or regional language thinking. Third, these word histories are excursions into cultural history. As we learn in the chapter "Since when do we restore ourselves in the restaurant?" not only where the word "restaurant" comes from and how it has changed, we also get a deep insight into the history of the hospitality industry.

German: Auf dieser einzigartigen Reise in die Welt der Wörter beantwortet Christian Schmid von Schweizer Radio DRS1 nicht nur Fragen wie "Seit wann restaurieren wir uns im Restaurant?" oder "Wie kam die Milch auf die Milchstrasse?", wir erfahren auch, was "Flügeli fasse" heisst, wer zum "Hoselade chöje" verdammt ist oder wie man Zahnschmerzen vernagelt ...

Das Buch unterscheidet sich von anderen Büchern mit Wortgeschichten dreifach: Christian Schmid erzählt nicht Geschichten über einzelne Wörter, sondern Geschichten über Wörter, die thematisch zusammengehören. Wörter und die Geschichten, in denen sie vorkommen, haben ja wie Menschen miteinander zu tun oder sind sogar miteinander verwandt.

Das Buch beschränkt sich nicht aufs Hochdeutsche. Christian Schmid gibt auch den Mundarten, vor allem den schweizerdeutschen, viel Raum. Zudem macht er oft Abstecher ins Englische, Holländische und Schwedische, ins Französische, Italienische und Spanische und in andere Sprachen. Wortgeschichten sind ein sehr heilsames Mittel gegen ein zu enges nationales oder regionales Sprachdenken. Drittens sind diese Wortgeschichten Ausflüge in die Kulturgeschichte. Da erfahren wir etwa im Kapitel "Seit wann restaurieren wir uns im Restaurant?" nicht nur, woher das Wort "Restaurant" kommt und wie es sich verändert hat, wir erhalten auch einen tiefen Einblick in die Geschichte des Gastgewerbes.

[OXFAM REF: BOX 1]

Author(s):
Christian Schmid
Condition:
As new
ISBN-10:
3305004061
Publisher:
Cosmos Verlag
Title:
Durchs wilde Wortistan Unterwegs in der Welt der Wörter

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