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Franz Kafkas Languages: A... on a Floor of the Tower of Babel Inside ...a Marek Nekula

Franz Kafkas Languages: A... on a Floor of the Tower of Babel Inside ...a

Marek Nekula

Published January 1st 2003
ISBN : 9783484730618
Paperback
397 pages
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With reference to biography, oeuvre, language reflection, reading, school material, and utility texts, the present volume examines Franz Kafkas (1883-1924) languages (a) with respect to their instrumental roles as means of communication, and (b) toMoreWith reference to biography, oeuvre, language reflection, reading, school material, and utility texts, the present volume examines Franz Kafkas (1883-1924) languages (a) with respect to their instrumental roles as means of communication, and (b) to symbolic functions that can summarized under the heading language identity. In the first case the emphasis is on German and Czech, in the latter these are joined by Yiddish and Hebrew. Both Kafkas language competence and his language behaviour are situated in the contemporary context and also interpreted against this background.