All contributions Word! The Language Column

Word! The Language Column © Goethe-Institut e. V./Illustration: Tobias Schrank
Hauke Hückstädt

Our column “Word!” appears every two weeks. It is dedicated to language – as a cultural and social phenomenon. How does language develop, what attitude do authors have towards “their” language, how does language shape a society? – Changing columnists – people with a professional or other connection to language – follow their personal topics for six consecutive issues. Our current columnist is Hauke Hückstädt, director of the Literaturhaus (“House of Literature”) in Frankfurt am Main.