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English-German: Glossary of Namibian Terms

Marianne Zappen-Thomson

Publication Year: 2013

Since Namibia's Independence in 1990, a variety of English words have come into use, referring predominantly to political developments but also to changes in society in general. As German is one of the national languages in Namibia, these vocabulary changes also need to be expressed in this language. Yet because these terms are specific to the Namibian context, equivalent words cannot always be found in existing German dictionaries. Professor Marianne Zappen-Thomson, head of the German Section at the University of Namibia (UNAM), together with UNAM post-graduate students and colleagues from the University of Duisburg-Essen and the University of Bonn, in Germany, have coined appropriate terminology to express as accurately as possible the given English vocabulary in German. The aim is not to duplicate what can be found in existing dictionaries, but rather to elaborate on these with the unique situation of Namibia in mind, and to standardize the use of this terminology.

Published by: African Books Collective


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pp. iv-v

Since Namibia’s independence in 1990 a variety of new English words have come into use which refer predominantly to the political developments but also to changes in society in general.
As German is one of the national languages in Namibia, the changes in society have to be expressed in this language as well. As these changes are unique to the Namibian context, very often equivalent words cannot be found in...

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pp. vi-viii

Ebenso wie sich das Leben in Namibia nach der Unabhängigkeit 1990 verändert hat, hat sich auch die Amtssprache Englisch gewandelt. Neue Institutionen sind ins Leben gerufen worden, neue Begebenheiten eingetreten, und für diese sind neue englische Begriffe entstanden. Da Deutsch eine der namibischen Landessprachen ist, muss es für diese neuen Begriffe auch angemessene...

English - German

Schools and Administration - Schule und Schulverwaltung

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pp. 2-14

Everyday Politics and Ministries - Alltagspolitik und Ministerien

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pp. 15-23

Law and Related Matters - Rechtswesen

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pp. 24-27

Special Education - Sonderpädagogik

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pp. 28-33

Gender Issues - Geschlechterfragen

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pp. 34-40

Deutsch - Englisch

Schule und Schulverwaltung - Schools and Administration

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pp. 42-57

Alltagspolitik und Ministerien - Everyday Politics and Ministries

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pp. 58-67

Rechtswesen - Law and Related Matters

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pp. 68-72

Sonderpädagogik - Special Education

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pp. 73-79

Geschlechterfragen - Gender Issues

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pp. 80-88

Back Cover

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E-ISBN-13: 9789991642048
Print-ISBN-13: 9789991642048

Page Count: 96
Publication Year: 2013

OCLC Number: 872594041
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