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Haarmann, Harald

Overview
Works: 230 works in 1,144 publications in 4 languages and 13,232 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
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Most widely held works by Harald Haarmann
Symbolic values of foreign language use : from the Japanese case to a general sociolinguistic perspective by Harald Haarmann( )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language in ethnicity : a view of basic ecological relations by Harald Haarmann( )

21 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language in its cultural embedding : explorations in the relativity of signs and sign systems by Harald Haarmann( )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early civilization and literacy in Europe : an inquiry into cultural continuity in the Mediterranean world by Harald Haarmann( )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universalgeschichte der Schrift by Harald Haarmann( Book )

36 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in German and Spanish and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorrido por la historia de la escritura, una crónica que abarca muchos milenios -desde las primeras manifestaciones de carácter figurativo y simbólico de los cazadores del Paleolítico hasta los modernos sistemas electrónicos de codificación- y que se extiende desde los viejos centros de civilización de Eurasia y el norte de África hasta la isla de Pascua o las tierras esquimales. Este libro también localiza los orígenes de la escritura en la Europa sudoriental, unoo dos mil años antes que en Mesopotamia; demuestra la poligénesis de la escritura; insiste en que las grandes creaciones gráficas de la Historia inscriben sus orígenes en la esfera de lo sagrado; y presta también gran atención a los aspectos sociológicos de la escritura, considerada como una parte esencial de la identidad de los pueblos
Weltgeschichte der Sprachen : von der Frühzeit des Menschen bis zur Gegenwart by Harald Haarmann( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in German and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harald Haarmann legt mit diesem Buch erstmals in deutscher Sprache eine moderne Universalgeschichte der Sprachen vor. Er beschreibt, was wir über die Sprachfähigkeit der frühesten Menschen wissen, in welchen Stufen sich die komplexe Sprache des Homo sapiens entwickelte und wie die vergleichende Sprachforschung das Nostratische als älteste bekannte Sprachfamilie rekonstruiert hat. Haarmann versteht es meisterhaft, seinen Lesern die oft verschlungenen Wege der Herausbildung von Sprachfamilien, der Transformation und Ausgliederung alter und der Entstehung neuer Sprachen zu vermitteln. Dabei greift er auf neueste Erkenntnisse der Humangenetik, Archäologie und Migrationsforschung zurück, die die historisch vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft in letzter Zeit in erstaunlichem Maße bereichert haben. Ein Ausblick auf gegenwärtige Entwicklungen rundet den Band ab. Während zahlreiche kleine Sprachen sterben, steht das Englische am Beginn einer Ausgliederung, wie sie das Lateinische hinter sich hat. Nur wer die Geschichte der Sprachen kennt, kann solche Prozesse verstehen und bewerten
Geschichte der Schrift by Harald Haarmann( Book )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in German and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Finland by Harald Haarmann( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Providing a multifaceted view of modern Finland, this book describes its history, culture, language, geography, natural history and the mythology of early peoples. Topics include Fenno-Scandia inhabitants and their environment, traditional naturalism and modern environmentalism, and the salient features of 'Finnishness, ' including an analysis of the Finnish educational system and gender equality. Finland's art, architecture and music, are highlighted, along with its peace-keeping missions worldwide. The country's several ethnic groups and their languages are discussed--the Saami, Finns, Finland-Swedes, Russian-speaking peoples, Jews, and Gypsies. The author examines Finland's late but rapid development in commerce and industry, with a focus on the history of Nokia Corporation, which grew from a 19th-century manufacturer of pulpwood and rubber boots to a 21st-century international digital communications company"--Publisher description
Kleines Lexikon der Sprachen : von Albanisch bis Zulu by Harald Haarmann( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in German and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basic aspects of language in human relations : toward a general theoretical framework by Harald Haarmann( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Sprachenwelt Europas : Geschichte und Zukunft der Sprachnationen zwischen Atlantik und Ural by Harald Haarmann( Book )

15 editions published in 1993 in German and English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soziologie und Politik der Sprachen Europas by Harald Haarmann( Book )

16 editions published in 1975 in German and English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roots of ancient Greek civilization : the influence of old Europe by Harald Haarmann( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contrary to a prevalent belief of the Western world, that democracy, agriculture, theater and the arts were the attainments of Classical Greek civilization, these were actually a Bronze Age fusion of earlier European concepts and Hellenic ingenuity"--
Lexikon der untergegangenen Sprachen by Harald Haarmann( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in German and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multilingualismus by Harald Haarmann( Book )

22 editions published in 1980 in German and Undetermined and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lexikon der untergegangenen Völker : von Akkader bis Zimbern by Harald Haarmann( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in German and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dieses Lexikon beschreibt in rund 200 Artikeln knapp und allgemeinverständlich die wichtigsten untergegangenen Völker der Erde, die spätere Völker und Kulturen nachhaltig beeinflusst haben. Je nach unserem Wissensstand informiert es über Geschichte, Verbreitungsgebiet und Migrationen eines Volkes, die politische, gesellschaftliche und wirtschaftliche Organisation, Kultur und Religion sowie Sprache und Schrifttum. Überblicksartikel zu Kontinenten und Grossregionen erleichtern die Orientierung über benachbarte und miteinander verwandte Völker und erschliessen zahlreiche kleine Gruppen, die keinen eigenen Artikel haben. Ein unentbehrliches Nachschlagewerk für alle, die sich jenseits von ideologischen Vereinnahmungen für alte Völker und ihr kulturelles Erbe interessieren. Harald Haarmann, geb. 1946, gehört zu den weltweit bekanntesten Sprachwissenschaftlern
Aspekte der Arealtypologie : d. Problematik d. europ. Sprachbünde by Harald Haarmann( Book )

17 editions published in 1976 in German and Undetermined and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prinzipielle Probleme des multilateralen Sprachvergleichs : Anm. zur Methodik u. Methodologie by Harald Haarmann( Book )

13 editions published in 1977 in German and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myth as source of knowledge in early western thought : the quest for historiography, science and philosophy in Greek antiquity by Harald Haarmann( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The perception of intellectual life in Greek antiquity by the representatives of the European Enlightenment of the 18th century favoured the establishment of the cult of reason. Myth as a potential source of knowledge was disregarded; instead, the monopoly of truth-finding through pure rationalisation was asserted. This tendency, positing, as it did, reason in opposition to myth, did a signal disservice to the realities of intellectual life among the ancient Greeks. Nevertheless, these distortions of the Enlightenment have conditioned our approach to education and have led to our privileging of reason as a mode of enquiry right up to the present day. The ancient Greek intellectuals (i.e. the pre-Socratic philosophers, the early historiographers, philosophers of the classical age) did not set myth (mythos) and reason (logos) in opposition to each other. In fact, they benefited from both as differing modes of enquiry, each in its own right and possessing its own value. Plato, in his reasoning, was much concerned with the proper use of mythical narrative. In one of his dialogues, he even coined a new term for explaining how mythical topics and motifs should be exploited as a source of knowledge. This term is mythologia, and it first occurs in Plato's Republic (394b). The present study aims to offer a corrective to traditional clichés and received wisdom about intellectual life in ancient Greece. The work proposes, and aims to reconstruct, a mental landscape in which myth and reason connect and vividly interact, and in which the concepts of mythos and logos are intertwined in the terminological network of the ancient Greek language"--
 
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Weltgeschichte der Sprachen : von der Frühzeit des Menschen bis zur Gegenwart
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Alternative Names
Chaarman, Charald 1946-

Haarmann, Harald Bruno 1946-

Haarmann, Harold 1946-

Haermen, Haila 1946-

Hai la Ha er men 1946-

Haila-Haermen 1946-

Harald Haarmann Duits taalkundige

Harald Haarmann German academic

Harmaan, Harold 1946-

Harman, Harold 1946-

Хаарманн, Харальд

Харалд Харман

Харальд Хаарманн

هارالد هارمان، 1946-

하르만, 하랄트 1946-

ハールマン, H

ハールマン, ハラルド

Languages
German (220)

English (118)

Spanish (5)

French (2)