Language in the Goethezeit (MLG2047)

15 credits

Are you interested in the history of the German language? Then my module about the language in the Goethezeit might be something for you. From 1750 to the early 19th century the German language underwent perhaps the greatest changes after Luther’s translation of the bible, and the language now spoken in Germany emerged first in the literary and philosophical works of this period. We will read selected passages from some of these influential works and analyse the language used and its evolution.