The German Language Column
Word!

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How does one find one's way around the rules of the German language, where do new words come from, and what are the most important changes in the use of the language - for example, due to digitalisation and a higher sensitivity due to the gender issue? These and other exciting topics are the focus of our column about the German language.

The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

9th season: Hasnain Kazim






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8th season: Hauke Hückstädt






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Word! The Language Column
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Our new columnist, Hauke Hückstädt, knows the book trade is forever exhorting everyone to read away. But how many books on the market are really accessible to the millions of people who have difficulty reading?


7th season: Nora Gomringer




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6th season: Henning Lobin





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5th season: Olga Grjasnowa



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4th season: Sharon Dodua Otoo







3rd season: Hernán D. Caro





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2nd season: Thomas Böhm



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1st season: Kathrin Kunkel-Razum







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