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  • New book by Prof. Irmengard Rauch

    March 12, 2019

    Selected Writings of Irmengard Rauch, Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics vol. 98 (2019) Selected Writings of Irmengard Rauch represents that portion of Irmengard Rauch’s articles which center on contemporary and historical Germanic linguistic phenomena. They thus speak to the principal North, East, and West Germanic dialects. Her authored books The Old High German Diphthongization: A Description of a Phonemic Change (1967); The Old Saxon Language: Grammar, Epic Narrative, Linguistic Interference (1992); Semiotic Insights: The Data Do the Talking (1998); The Gothic Language: Grammar, Genetic Provenance and Typology, Readings (2003, 2011); The Phonology/Paraphonology Interface and the Sounds of German Across…

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  • BIG GIVE – MARCH 14, 2019

    March 11, 2019

    As you may know, our annual fundraising blitz, Big Give, is quickly approaching, taking place March 14, 2019. This event began in 2014, offering you and the entire Cal community — alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends — the opportunity to demonstrate our collective generosity by supporting Berkeley’s students, research, innovation, and dedication to excellence, all of which amplifies your contributions through awareness and contest prizes. In 2019, we’ve set a goal to raise 10,000 individual gifts; if we reach it, our Board of Trustees will donate $100,000 to Berkeley students in need. To help us build momentum, I…

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  • Cornell Summer Course – Taught by Niklaus Largier

    November 9, 2018

    Professor Niklaus Largier will teach a 6 week course at the School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University.  The course entitled “Figures of Possibility: Figuration, Imagination, and the Phenomenology of Rhetorical Effects” will run June 16 – July 25. Interested parties may find additional information at the School for Criticism and Theory.

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  • New book and article by Prof. Winfried Kudszus

    October 30, 2018

    Métaphores de l’Austérité et Austérité des Métaphores/Metaphors of Austerity & The Austerity of Metaphors, co-ed. with Richard Trim. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2018.   New article: "Émergence linguistique: Faim, métabolisme et métaphorologie dans la pensée et l’œvre de Friedrich Nietzsche." Métaphores de l’Austérité et Austérité des Métaphores/Metaphors of Austerity & The Austerity of Metaphors. Ed. Winfried Kudszus and Richard Trim. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2018. 39-86.

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  • New book by Prof. Chenxi Tang

    October 25, 2018

    Imagining World Order:  Literature and International Law in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800 (Cornell University Press, 2018)    

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  • New book by Prof. Niklaus Largier

    October 25, 2018

    Spekulative Sinnlichkeit: Spekulation und Kontemplation im Mittelalter (Mediävistische Perspektiven) Taschenbuch – 18. Oktober 2018

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  • New book and article by Prof. Jeroen Dewulf

    October 25, 2018

    Jeroen Dewulf (2018), Grijs slavernijverleden? Over zwarte milities en redimoesoegedrag. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. book website: https://www.aup.nl/en/book/9789462987944/grijs-slavernijverleden book review: https://werkgroepcaraibischeletteren.nl/grijs-slavernijverleden/     Jeroen Dewulf (2018) "From Papiamentu to Afro-Catholic Brotherhoods: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Iberian Elements in Curaçaoan Popular Culture," Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, Vol. 36 (2018): 69-94.  

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  • Graduate Student Placement 2017-18

    October 22, 2018

    Congratulations Graduates - 2017-18 Estes, George Alex [Language Engineer at Amazon, Seattle] Hench, Christopher [Language Engineer at Amazon, Cambridge, MA] Tara Hottman [Lecturer at UC Berkeley College Writing Program] Lindsay Preseau [Asst. Prof., University of Cincinnati] Annika Orich [Asst. Prof., Georgia Tech]

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  • German and Dutch Lecturers Awarded Teaching Fellowship!

    October 11, 2018

    Laura Sacia Bonicatto, Esmée van der Hoeven, and Giuliana Perco (Italian Dept) were accepted into the Lecturer Teaching Fellows Program for the 2018-19 academic year with their project Speaking in Tongues: Providing Digital Oral/Aural Opportunities for Foreign Language Students. In this collaborative project, the three language lecturers will be exploring various online tools, apps, and platforms geared toward developing oral/aural skills outside of the classroom in an interactive way. The ultimate project goal is to create a website for foreign language lecturers that showcases activities to improve oral/aural skills using various online tools. Congrats Laura and Esmée!

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  • Graduate Student Research Highlighted in Smithsonian Magazine!

    March 14, 2018

    Doctoral candidate, Sarah Harris’s research has been highlighted in an article out now in Smithsonian Magazine.  Sarah studies language and identity, specifically as it relates to inclusive language in German. Her dissertation concerns gender marking on persons, and how the grammatical requirements of German may affect women and trans individuals.

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