Editors: Waxenberger, Gaby; Sauer, Hans; Kazzazi, Kerstin

Von den Hieroglyphen zur Internetsprache: Das Verhältnis von Schrift, Laut und Sprache

From Hieroglyphs to Internet Language: The Relation of Script, Sound and Language

17.0 x 24.0 cm, 368 p., 5 illustrations color, 68 tables b/w, 72 illustrations b/w, hardback
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ISBN: 9783954901463
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Short Description

The contributions concentrate on the spelling of some Indo-European languages and the relation of writing and pronunciation; in particular they deal with: (I) the use of cuneiform letters in Hittite and of hieroglyphs in Luvian; (II) writing systems and phonological systems in Germanic languages, partly in the form of a general survey and partly and more specifically the rendering of i-umlaut in Old English, Old High German and Old Norse, as well as spelling peculiarities in the Gawain manuscript; (III) development, use and different forms of runes in Old Norse and Old English; (IV) games and their names in Old Norse, as well as computer games and how they have changed the spelling of English.

Biographical Note

Gaby Waxenberger is an associate professor and teaches at the Department of English and American Studies at LMU Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität). She has also taught at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt and in London. Moreover, she is part of the long-term project RuneS (Runic Writing in the Germanic Languages), funded by the Union of the German Academies of Sciences and based at the Academy in Göttingen. Since 2015 she has been a member of the Agder Academy of Letters and Sciences in Kristiansand, Norway. Her major reseach interests lie in the field of runology and historical linguistics but she is also interested in Old English and early Middle English literatures as well as in American and Australian English.

Hans Sauer is professor emeritus of English philology at Munich University (LMU); currently he still teaches at the Vistula University in Warsaw. Previously he also taught, e.g., at the universities of Eichstätt, Würzburg, Dresden, Innsbruck, Brno, Poznan, Katowice (Gallus Academy), Columbus/Ohio, Kuala Lumpur. His research interests and publications include editions and studies of medieval English texts, word-formation, glosses, glossaries and lexicography, plant names, Beowulf, especially Beowulf translations and Beowulf films, varieties of English, interjections and binomials. He was or still is a co-editor of journals, book series and collective volumes. A recent publication is: Hans Sauer et al. (ed.), Höhepunkte des mittelalterlichen Erzählens [highlights of medieval narrative] (Heidelberg: Winter, 2016).

Kerstin Kazzazi studied Indo-European Linguistics, English Linguistics and Medieval English Literature, and English Literature at Munich University (LMU). She wrote her PhD thesis on “Words for ‘Man’ and ‘Woman’ in the Rigveda” (“Wörter für ‘Mann’ und ‘Frau’ im Rigveda”) and did a case study on family trilingualism involving interaction phenomena of German, English and Farsi. She was a research assistant at the Chair of German Linguistics at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt as well as a researcher in the DFGfunded project on brand names (project leader: Prof. Dr. Elke Ronneberger-Sibold). Currently she is a researcher in the Academy project “Runic writing in the Germanic languages (RuneS)” in the research unit Eichstätt-Munich.


Epigraphik (15) || Historical & comparative linguistics (398) || Historie (5) || Lautlehre (5) || Linguistics (731) || Philologie (9) || Schrift (35) || Semiotik (5) || Sprache (15) || Sprachgeschichte (38) || c 1500 onwards to present day (31)