German Language and (Dis-)Unity: German Twenty Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Mathias Schulze, Director of the Waterloo Centre for German Studies
Do east and west Germans speak the same language? Should they? Or is everybody slowly crossing over to English anyway? And what happened to the Gemütlichkeit of the German language?
Join us on an excursion into the realm of the language and its speakers. Mat Schulze, the Director of the Waterloo Centre for German Studies at the University of Waterloo, will explore language change in Germany and ponder its consequences. If you spotted the German word in the first paragraph, you will have no problems following the lecture.