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Beyond the Trenches – The Social and Cultural Impact of the Great War

by Agata G. Handley, Piotr Zawilski & Elzbieta Katarzyna Dzikowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 10, 2017)

This collection of articles is the outcome of extensive investigations into archival materials, concerning the involvement of various nations in the Great War. The authors analyse the wartime experiences of...


Morality Behind Bars

by Kay Hemmerling Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 27, 2014)

Prisoners prefer moral ideals like justice and responsibility just as much as non-prisoners. However, they lack moral competence, which Georg Lind has defined as the ability to solve conflicts through deliberation...


Gustav Mahler and the Symphony of the 19th Century

by Constantin Floros Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 10, 2014)

The subject of this book is the semantics of symphonic music from Beethoven to Mahler. Of fundamental importance is the realization that this music is imbued with non-musical, literary, philosophical and religious...


New Ears for New Music

by Constantin Floros Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 29, 2014)

20th-century music is characterized by a bewildering multitude of trends and movements. Often several movements co-exist in contradiction to each other, in a reflection of the century’s intellectual currents...


Time and Temporality in Language and Human Experience

by Krzysztof Kosecki & Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 19, 2014)

Culture and language provide two essential frameworks to deal with the concept of time. They view time as observer-determined and thus shed light on multiple and often conflicting temporalities we live in, think,...


«Of What is Past, or Passing, or to Come»

by Liliana Sikorska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 11, 2014)

This volume, entitled Of what is past, or passing, or to come: Travelling in Time and Space in Literature in English was inspired by the work of the writer, culture historian and mythographer Marina Warner and...


Psychological Machinery

by Petr Kveton, Martin Jelinek & Dalibor Voboril Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 30, 2014)

The book covers the topic of experimental instrumentation at the turn of the 20th century. The authors introduce the role of instruments in the process of establishing psychology as a science. They concentrate...


Psychometrically Relevant Differences between Source and Migrant Populations

by Patrick Brzoska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 27, 2014)

Psychometrically relevant population differences may limit the transferability of research instruments between migrants and their source population and may contribute to a low performance of quantitative questionnaires....


Alban Berg

by Constantin Floros Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 11, 2014)

The central point of this book is the realization that the creative work of Alban Berg, which in recent years has moved to the forefront of scholarly interest, is largely rooted in autobiography, so that therefore...


The Reflective Translator

by Joanna Albin Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 15, 2014)

Although university studies do not always provide translators with the necessary skills, many of them continue in their professional capacity, which is understood to be the result of self-directed learning processes....


Intertextuality and Psychology in P. L. Travers’ «Mary Poppins» Books

by Julia Kunz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 26, 2014)

As we approach the seventieth anniversary of the first appearance of Mary Poppins, interest in P. L. Travers’ most famous creation is still strong and the time is right for a reassessment of a work that is...


Language Proficiency Testing for Chinese as a Foreign Language

by Florian Meyer Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 26, 2014)

How did the (old) Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) assess the Chinese proficiency of non-native speakers of Chinese? What inferences can be derived from HSK test taker scores, especially from Western test takers?...


Teachers and Youth in Educational Reality

by Airi Liimets & Marika Veisson Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 19, 2014)

The first seven articles of the book provide an overview of how Estonian educational scientists, collaborating with colleagues from Finland and Sweden on one of the articles, have empirically studied the quality...


Time for Health Education

by Kaarina Määttä & Satu Uusiautti Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 29, 2014)

Health and healthy life styles are something that we all would like to induce in our youths and children. This book provides a new perspective for health education. It represents Finnish ideas and solutions...


Sexual Fantasies

by Mariah Larsson & Sara Johnsdotter Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 02, 2015)

This book expands the notion of sexual fantasies from the field of psychology into the realms of cultural studies, anthropology, philosophy, and sociology. So far, much research on sexual fantasies has dealt...


German Communicative Development Inventory

by Satyam Antonio Schramm, Barbara Stumper & Gisela Szagun Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 01, 2014)

This research presents a German adaptation of the American MacArthur-Bates Commmunicative Inventory (CDI) for toddlers, with the addition of a detailed inflectional morphology scale. The name of the instrument...


Grammar and Glamour of Cooperation

by Szymon Wrobel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 20, 2014)

This book is a collection of essays, weaving together cognitive psychology, psycho-linguistics, developmental psychology, modern philosophy and behavioural sciences. It raises the question: how does grammar...


Hate Narratives

by Iwona Jakubowska-Branicka & Alex Shannon Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 24, 2016)

Hate Narratives examines the limits of free speech and focuses on the role of language in creating images of reality, and on language’s power to build social relationships based on hatred. The study provides...


The Unspeakable: Narratives of Trauma

by Magda Stroinska, Vikki Cecchetto & Kate Szymanski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 15, 2014)

How does a trauma survivor communicate «what can’t be said out loud» to others? In what form? How can we – readers, listeners, viewers – recognize the pain and suffering hidden behind words, pictures,...


Behind the Scenes of Artistic Creativity

by Tatiana Chemi, Julie Borup Jensen & Lone Hersted Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

Throughout the literature of creative learning, many assumptions and even stereotypes about the artists’ creativity are nurtured, often according to myths going back to the Romanticism. The authors have been...


Gyoergy Ligeti

by Constantin Floros Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

This monograph is an authoritative study of the œuvre of one of the most important composers of our time. For the first time, Ligeti’s key works are presented in the context of their drafts and sketches....


The Hidden Unity

by Jarmila Doubravova Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 22, 2014)

This book is based on the results of about forty years of work with one type of analysis of musical communication. It offers an elucidation of the meaning of music as, in addition to other factors, a fictive...


Introduction to Many-Facet Rasch Measurement

by Thomas Eckes Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 28, 2015)

Since the early days of performance assessment, human ratings have been subject to various forms of error and bias. Expert raters often come up with different ratings for the very same performance and it seems...


Der C-Test: Aktuelle Tendenzen- The C-Test: Current Trends

by Rüdiger Grotjahn Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 28, 2014)

C-Tests bestehen aus mehreren kurzen Texten, in denen fehlende Wortteile zu rekonstruieren sind. Sie haben hervorragende psychometrische Eigenschaften und werden in einer Vielzahl von Kontexten zur ökonomischen...


Child of Many Worlds: Focus on the Problem of Ethnic Minorities

by Hanna Liberska & Marzanna Farnicka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

The sense of isolation and even rejection is well known to people from minority groups, including ethnic minorities. When it comes to children from ethnic minorities, the quick identification of the problem...


Aggression as a Challenge

by Hanna Liberska & Marzanna Farnicka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 22, 2016)

We live in a world of phenomena created by the human mind and by human experience, namely conflict, aggression, aggressiveness and violence. These phenomena are viewed as constructs of the mind, types of behaviour,...


The «Pauline» Spirit World in Eph 3:10 in the Context of Igbo World View

by John C. Madubuko Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 02, 2015)

Eph 3:10 (Principalities and Authorities in the Heavenly Places) articulates the related cluster of terms that express the «Pauline» spirit world in Ephesians’. Through a psychological-hermeneutical study,...


Music as Message

by Constantin Floros & Ernest Bernhardt-Kabisch Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 12, 2016)

Music is often defined as art for the ear, as the language of feeling, of the heart, as sound play, or as the science of composition. But music also conveys intellectual and emotional experiences, literary,...


The Challenges of Explicit and Implicit Communication

by Maria Jodlowiec Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 20, 2015)

Relevance Theory provides an original theoretical framework to capture the complex nature and intricacies of the processes underlying ostensive communication. The model has been in constant development for the...


Anton Bruckner

by Constantin Floros Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 02, 2015)

While unappreciated and controversial during most of his life, Anton Bruckner is today regarded as the greatest symphonist between Beethoven and Gustav Mahler – in terms of originality, boldness and monumentality...


Communication Strategies in Medical Settings

by Katalin Varga Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 14, 2015)

The purpose of this book is to demonstrate the power of suggestive techniques for solving medical problems. In everyday practice health professionals often face situations where they have to handle people in...


Polish Queer Modernism

by Piotr Sobolczyk Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 28, 2015)

This book is a study of twentieth century Polish literature in the contexts of queer theory, psychoanalysis and modernism studies. It presents readings of well-known authors such as Witold Gombrowicz or of authors...


Dyslexia and Traumatic Experiences

by Dian Sari Utami, Evelin Witruk, Shally Novita & Yumi Lee Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2016)

This book focuses on dyslexia and traumatic experiences. It strives towards fostering a scientific exchange that promotes emergence of synergy effects and real progress in the understanding of dyslexia, psychological...


Living the Future in Dialogue

by Chizurum Ann Ugbor Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 11, 2015)

This book challenges the faith-oriented conversion that encourages an exclusivist and monological approach to religious education in schools. «Living the Future in Dialogue» develops a new pedagogical paradigm...


inklings – Jahrbuch fuer Literatur und Aesthetik

by Dieter Petzold Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 09, 2015)

Inklings nannte sich eine Gruppe von Schriftstellern und Geisteswissenschaftlern in Oxford, deren bekannteste Mitglieder J.R.R. Tolkien und C.S. Lewis waren. Die Inklings-Gesellschaft e. V. widmet sich seit...


Prolegomena to the Study of Modern Philosophy

by Veda Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 15, 2016)

This book is divided into nine chapters trying to draw attention to the various aspects of the understanding of God, to the question of the individual, the ideal state arrangement, and the question of freedom...


Introduction to the Study of the History of Epistemology

by Veda Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 15, 2016)

The text is structured in chronological and ideological order and presents nine basic types of the classical perception of the problem of knowledge through an analysis of the atomistic theory of perception,...


The Death and Life of the Self

by Silvia Gáliková Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 15, 2016)

What is a self? What is the relation between phenomenal consciousness and the self? What are we talking about when we speak of conscious experience, the self, an inner mental world? In order to answer these...


Environmental Problems Globally

by Daniel Lachmann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 22, 2016)

Human behavior causes environmental problems which, in turn, affect people and whole societies. The author elaborates the role of the public in the discourse about environmental protection. As the public consists...


Ecolinguistics

by Marta Boguslawska-Tafelska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 11, 2016)

This volume proposes a new, post-Newtonian alley in modern language and communication studies. The new linguistics receives here the label ecolinguistics, as the conceptual-terminological field founded on the...


The Mind Screen

by Georg Schmid Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 18, 2015)

For well over a century cinema has exerted enormous influence, yet many questions regarding its fascination remain unanswered. Films work so well because the viewers tend to unconsciously identify with the actors/actresses....


Tradition and Innovation in Education

by Edgar Krull, Airi Liimets, Marika Veisson & Pertti Kansanen Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 18, 2015)

«Tradition and Innovation in Education» presents a number of articles that deal with topics as varied as outdoor education in Estonian kindergartens, student teacher lesson analysis skills, activities that...


Dramatic Minds

by Elke Mettinger, Eva Zettelmann & Werner Huber Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 06, 2015)

This volume seeks to put drama and its neglected mental dimension into the limelight. While narrative fiction with its intricate ways of rendering consciousness has been deemed an ideal playground for approaches...


Prolegomena to a Science of Reasoning

by Charles S. Peirce & Elize Bisanz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 18, 2015)

Charles Sanders Peirce (1839–1914), American Scientist, Mathematician, and Logician, developed much of the logic widely used today. Using copies of his unpublished manuscripts, this book provides a comprehensive...


Human Trafficking as a Quintessence of 21st Century Slavery

by Chigozie Nnebedum Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 23, 2017)

This book is a contribution towards a better understanding of the nature of the international crime of human trafficking. It is an impulse towards finding a new way at the international levels, and encouraging...


The Physiognomical Discourse and European Theatre

by Maria-Christina Mur Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 29, 2017)

The discourse on Physiognomy had an important influence and impact on European theatrical culture at the end of the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth centuries. The book discusses the debate about...


Culture(s) in International Relations

by Hanna Schreiber & Grazyna Michalowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 10, 2017)

This book presents a critical reflection on how the presence of «culture» in theory and practice of international relations is reflected in International Relations as a research field. The authors analyze...


Dementia and Subjectivity / Demenz und Subjektivitaet

by Daniela Ringkamp, Sara Strauß & Leonie Süwolto Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 15, 2017)

This volume offers new perspectives on questions which are highly relevant in the context of dementia and the arts and the humanities. The issues concern the personal identity of dementia patients, their familial...


Ideologies and Forms of Leisure and Recreation in Victorian Manchester

by Beata Kiersnowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 21, 2017)

This book analyses certain ideologies which governed the middle class’ hegemonic approach to leisure in Victorian Manchester. The study presents different forms of leisure, recreation and entertainment in...


Plato's ideal of the Common Good

by Harald Haarmann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 14, 2017)

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...