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Pörksen, Uwe

Overview
Works: 103 works in 439 publications in 2 languages and 4,469 library holdings
Genres: Terminology  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Biography  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Honoree, Creator, Other, Compiler
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Most widely held works about Uwe Pörksen
 
Most widely held works by Uwe Pörksen
Plastic words : the tyranny of a modular language by Uwe Pörksen( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to Poerksen, plastic words began as scientific terms with highly specialized meanings. Many had been imported to the sciences from the vernacular languages of English, German, Spanish, and French, but he finds that in recent decades they have migrated back into the vernacular - stripped of their specialized meanings. They displace more precise words with words that sound scientific but actually blur meaning and disable common language. In the mouths of society's experts - politicians, professors, corporate officials - they become the building blocks for plans and solutions that may seem utopian but that end up impoverishing the world. Plastic Words is a translation of the remarkably successful book first published in Germany in 1988. For the English-language edition, Poerksen has added a new preface, explaining the origin of the book and addressing the spirited public debate it has spawned
Der Erzähler im mittelhochdeutschen Epos : Formen seines Hervortretens bei Lamprecht, Konrad, Hartmann, in Wolframs Willehalm u. in d. Spielmannsepen by Uwe Pörksen( Book )

23 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in German and Undetermined and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Bauplan von Wolframs "Willehalm" by Uwe Pörksen( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in German and English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plastikwörter : die Sprache einer internationalen Diktatur by Uwe Pörksen( Book )

23 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in German and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Camelot in Grunewald : Szenen aus dem intellektuellen Leben der achtziger Jahre by Uwe Pörksen( Book )

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

Im 1981 gegründeten Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin trafen deutsche und ausländische Intellektuelle zu einem einzigartigen Projekt zusammen. Eine flirrende Atmosphäre. Die Zeit spielte mit. Westberlin lag damals als Insel, von einer Mauer umgeben, mitten in der DDR. Pörksen holt die Jahre zurück, in denen Wörter wie "Elite" und "Exzellenz", die heute zu Fahnenwörtern geworden sind (und allerdings meistens nur "Geld" bedeuten), noch für einen Skandal gut waren. Ein Blick in eine andere Welt. Da ist die herrlich schlagfertige Arroganz des Gründungsdirektors Peter Wapnewski, Gershom Scholem, Ivan Illich, Mazzino Montinari, Wolf Lepenies werden liebevoll porträtiert, ebenso der gelegentlich irrlichternde Jacob Taubes. Es gibt Diskussionen und Kräche. Der Leser spürt, dass die Zeit in der alten Villa in Grunewald auf jeden Fall eines war: intensiv
Deutsch als Wissenschaftssprache im 20. Jahrhundert : Vorträge des Internationalen Symposions vom 18./19. Januar 2000 by Friedhelm Debus( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weltmarkt der Bilder : eine Philosophie der Visiotype by Uwe Pörksen( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spricht die Jugend eine andere Sprache? by Uwe Pörksen( Book )

16 editions published in 1984 in German and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raumzeit : Goethes Zeitbegriff, abgelesen an seinen sprachlichen und zeichnerischen Naturstudien by Uwe Pörksen( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Umkreisung : das Gesamtwerk by Rainer Maria Gerhardt( Book )

11 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deutsche Naturwissenschaftssprachen : historische und kritische Studien by Uwe Pörksen( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in German and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die politische Zunge : eine kurze Kritik der öffentlichen Rede by Uwe Pörksen( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in German and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Wünschelrutengänger : Erinnerung an Werner Kraft by Uwe Pörksen( Book )

13 editions published in 1997 in German and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wissenschaftssprache und Sprachkritik : Untersuchungen zu Geschichte und Gegenwart by Uwe Pörksen( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Sturm aus der Vergangenheit : über Tuvia Rübner by Uwe Pörksen( Book )

11 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein Januartag im Gebirge : Ludwig Greve antwortet Paul Celan by Uwe Pörksen( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ist die Sprache ein selbständiger Faktor der Wissenschaftsgeschichte? : über die Anstössigkeit unerwarteter Sprache by Uwe Pörksen( Book )

14 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Deutschen und ihre Sprache by Uwe Pörksen( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Ermordung Kotzebues oder Kinder der Zeit : Erzählungen by Uwe Pörksen( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in German and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vier verhalen over jonge mensen die hun eigen weg willen zoeken
Unvorgreifliche Gedanken, betreffend die Ausübung und Verbesserung der deutschen Sprache : zwei Aufsätze by Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Plastic words : the tyranny of a modular language
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Alternative Names
Poerksen, Uwe.

Pörksen U.

Pörksen, U. 1935-

Porksen, Uwe.

Uwe Pörksen Duits schrijver

Uwe Pörksen German writer, germanist and linguist

ウヴェ・ペルクセン

ペルクゼン, ウヴェ

Languages
German (227)

English (14)