English Book in Eighteenth-Century Germany: Bernhard Fabian
The book introduces the reader to the central areas of English linguistics. The main sections are: the English language and linguistics - sounds - meaning-carrying units - sentences: models of grammar - meaning - utterances - variation. Notably, the book is written from a foreign student´s perspective of the English language, i.e. aspects relevant to foreign language teaching receive particular attention. A great deal of emphasis is put on the insights to be gained from the analysis of corpora, especially with respect to the idiomatic character of language (idiom principle, valency approach). In addition, the text offers basic facts about the history of the language and elaborates on the differences between British and American English. The author demonstrates that a linguistic fact can usually be described in more than one way. To this end, each section contains a chapter written for beginners providing a broad outline and introducing the basic terminology. The remaining chapters in each section highlight linguistic facts in more detail and give an idea of how particular theories account for them. The book can be used both from the first semester onwards and as perfect study aid for final B.A.-examinations. Thomas Herbst , University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.
This highly successful textbook introduces university students to English linguistics, with a hands-on didactic orientation. It covers the core areas of structural linguistics, with extensions to historical linguistics, sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics. The updated third edition contains a new chapter that presents modern empirical research methods in the form of exemplary small-scale studies. Ingo Plag , Sabine Arndt-Lappe , Maria Braun , and Mareile Schramm , University of Siegen, Germany.
The massive offensives on the Eastern Front during 1915 are too often overshadowed by the events in Western Europe, but the scale and ferocity of the clashes between Imperial Germany, Hapsburg Austria-Hungary, and Tsarist Russia were greater than anything seen on the Western Front and ultimately as important to the final outcome of the war. Now, with the work of internationally renowned Eastern Front expert Prit Buttar, this fascinating story of the unknown side of the First World War is finally being told. In Germany Ascendant, Buttar examines the critical events of 1915, as the German Gorlice-Tarnow Offensive triggered the collapse of Russian forces, coming tantalizingly close to knocking Russia out of the war altogether. Throughout the year, German dominance on the Eastern Front grew - but stubborn Russian resistance forced the continuation of a two-front war that would drain Germany´s reserves of men and equipment. From the bitter fighting in the Carpathian Mountains, where the cragged peaks witnessed thousands of deaths and success was measured in feet and inches, to the sweeping advances through Serbia where the capital Belgrade was seized, to the almost medieval battle for the fortress of Przemysl, this is a staggeringly ambitious history of some the most important moments of the First World War. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/011488/bk_tant_011488_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dr. Wilhem ´´Q´´ Quedlin, chemical engineer and inventor, lives for his science. A woman is not in his plans - and neither is being accused of industrial espionage. But things get worse from there. Watching Hitler´s rise to power spurns his desire to avoid yet another war that will completely destroy his beloved country. Q makes the conscious decision to fight against what he knows is wrong, even if working against the Nazis could mean certain death for him - and anyone he loves. Hilde Dremmer has vowed to never love again. But after encountering Q, she wants to give love a second chance. When Q discloses his resistance plan, it´s up to Hilde to choose between her protected life without him or the constant threat of torture if she supports him in his fight against injustice. She has witnessed enough of the Nazi government´s violent acts to be appalled by the new political power, but will this be enough for an ordinary girl to do the extraordinary and stand beside the man she loves in a time of total desolation? This World War II spy story is based on the true events of one couple´s struggle for happiness while battling a war against their own leaders. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Anderson Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012046/bk_tant_012046_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A pledge of love and hope paves the way for a tale of courage and resilience.... After Wilhelm Quedlin takes Hilde Dremmer as his bride, his heart is content and filled with love, but his life becomes much more complicated. As he´s pulled deeper and deeper into his intelligence work, Q feels as if what he is doing, how he is contributing to the espionage of war, isn´t enough. More than once, he´s ready to give up, but Hilde urges him to continue, to stay true to himself. She quietly bears all the hardship war has brought to ordinary people like them until one day the unimaginable happens, and she, too, wants out. But fate wanted them to stay and fight.... Suddenly, inspiration strikes: Q devises a plan to cause a devastating blow to Hitler´s regime - assassinate a key player in his organization. One life in exchange for millions of lives saved. In Q´s mind, it seems simple, but war is always complicated. Q´s plan may have a rippling effect that could potentially end the war and affect change around the world. But can he go through with it? Does Q have the courage to pull it off? Or will the looming fear that it will not only ruin him but also harm his family cause him to abandon the plan altogether? 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Anderson Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/012199/bk_tant_012199_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bachelor Thesis from the year 2018 in the subject Business economics - Investment and Finance, grade: 1,0, University of Passau, language: English, abstract: Today there are dozens of papers existing which investigate the relationship between macroeconomic variables such as GDP growth, exchange rates, inflation, etc. and the 4 factors used in the Carhart 4-factor model. However, most of the papers select corresponding control variables a priori and might miss some macroeconomic variables which hold much information about one of the factors. Overcoming this problem constitutes the core of this paper. With a three tiered statistical procedure which comprises the use of clustering and LASSO regressions I am aiming at solving that challenge. I start with more than 300 macroeconomic control variables which proxy for all possible variables out there and select those with the highest explanatory power.
We´re here to help you discover the amazing city of Berlin for yourself! For a limited time, Passport to European Travel Guides offers this comprehensive, yet quick and concise, five-day guide to Berlin. Have no idea where to start? Or maybe you have an idea but could use some great insider tips? Well, listen on! You see, we know your trip begins before you even book your flight, and this guide is chock full of dynamite tips on everything you need to know before you go and much, much more! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colin Fluxman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/052699/bk_acx0_052699_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From bestselling author Petra Durst-Benning comes a sweeping emotional story of courage, triumph, and love against all odds in nineteenth-century Germany. After a long and trying journey from her home, Hannah arrives at a charming village nestled in the foothills of the Swabian Mountains, eager to find Helmut Kerner, a traveling seed merchant she loved and lost. Enchanted by the glorious wildflowers and thriving harvests stretching as far as the eye can see, Hannah feels less like an outsider with each passing hour, until she meets Seraphine, an ethereally beautiful dreamer engaged to be married to Helmut, the father of Hannah´s unborn child. Desperate to win back Helmut´s affections, Hannah gets to work and quickly discovers a passion for the seed trade, and with every change of season comes a change of heart. Can Hannah and Seraphine put aside their differences to find a way to work together, or will Hannah and her child be forced to leave this place she has come to love? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kristin Watson Heintz. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/009498/bk_brll_009498_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It´s 1940, and the British Expeditionary Force is caught ill prepared for the onslaught of the German Blitzkrieg and its deadly panzers. Caught in the desperate retreat to Dunkirk, Tom Harsker, son of a World War One ace, discovers that he is a natural soldier. Escaping to England and with complete disaster narrowly averted, Tom is selected to join the newly formed Commandos. With Britain standing alone and the seemingly inexorable German forces massing across the Channel for invasion, Tom and his fellow Commandos must battle against all odds in daring raids to buy precious time. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Antony Ferguson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/005405/bk_tant_005405_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.