• April 1989

      Symbolic Values of Foreign Language Use

      From the Japanese Case to a General Sociolinguistic Perspective

      by Harald Haarmann

      CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to students, researchers and practitioners in all of the social and language-related sciences carefully selected book-length publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applicat

    • July 1986

      Language in Ethnicity

      A View of Basic Ecological Relations

      by Harald Haarmann

      CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SOCIOLOGY OF LANGUAGE brings to students, researchers and practitioners in all of the social and language-related sciences carefully selected book-length publications dealing with sociolinguistic theory, methods, findings and applicat

    • July 2011

      Writing as Technology and Cultural Ecology

      Explorations of the Human Mind at the Dawn of History

      by Harald Haarmann

      Writing is unanimously regarded as a marker of civilization in the sense of ‘civilization as high culture’. This insight has never been seriously questioned. What makes writing a marker of civilization is more than its mere function as an information tech

    • January 2013

      Mythos Demokratie

      Antike Herrschaftsmodelle im Spannungsfeld von Egalitaetsprinzip und Eliteprinzip

      by Harald Haarmann

      Demokratie ist das am weitesten verbreitete gesellschaftspolitische Modell in der Welt, und es wird lebhaft darüber diskutiert. Wir leben mit allerlei Vorstellungen von dem, was Demokratie ist oder sein könnte, und vieles davon ist mythisch verk

    • June 2017

      Plato's ideal of the Common Good

      Anatomy of a concept of timeless significance

      by Harald Haarmann

      This study documents various historical instances in the development of the concept «Common Good». The author reflects about Plato's theory of Forms, which is infused with the idea of good, as the first principle of being. Plato was not the

    • October 2005

      Schwarz

      Eine kleine Kulturgeschichte

      by Harald Haarmann

      Ist Schwarz eine Farbe oder nur Kontrastgeber? Ist Schwarz ein einziger Farbton oder sind es mehrere? Sind Einstellungen zur Farbe Schwarz kulturell geprägt? Wenn man Schwarz sagt, meint man dann tatsächlich auch Schwarz? Es heißt, Schwarz

    • October 2007

      Foundations of Culture

      Knowledge-Construction, Belief Systems and Worldview in Their Dynamic Interplay

      by Harald Haarmann

      Constructing culture means constructing knowledge and making it operational for the benefit of sustained community life. As a cognitive process, knowledge-construction does not evolve in a vacuum but rather interacts with belief systems and worldview. Cul

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      November 1995

      Early Civilization and Literacy in Europe

      An Inquiry into Cultural Continuity in the Mediterranean World

      by Harald Haarmann

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      November 1990

      Language in Its Cultural Embedding

      Explorations in the Relativity of Signs and Sign Systems

      by Harald Haarmann

    • Teaching, Language & Reference
      November 1991

      Basic Aspects of Language in Human Relations

      Toward a General Theoretical Framework

      by Harald Haarmann

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