ERIC Number: EJ546063
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Von der Freundlichkeit in der Welt: Uber die phatische Funktion der Sprache im interkulturellen Dialog (Of Friendliness in the World: The Phatic Function of Language in Intercultural Dialogue).
Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, v29 n1 p12-20 Spr 1996
We humans do have a gift for bringing friendliness to this world, and this ability directly challenges the lines that Brecht wrote in which "the friendliness in this world" amounts to little more than "two handfuls of earth." With examples and thoughts from linguistics, cultural anthropology, and literature, readers are invited to reflect on how people can do good with words. (AP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue: German Language and Culture in the Americas.