New episode of angesprochen. The linguistic podcast: „Trotzige Gesellen, stolze Pyramiden und hohe Berge“ – The description of the Alps through time

angesprochen is a monthly series of interviews where we talk with linguists about their present research. In May 2015 Juliane Schröter and Jekaterina Mažaratalked to Patricia Scheurer (UZH, Department of German Studies) about The description of the Alps through time.

Using tour reports in the yearsbooks of the Swiss Alpine Club, Patricia Scheurer uncovers greater trends in this change. In the „angesprochen“-interview she explains, e.g. in which time martial or agressive descriptions were in vogue, how the status of personifications changed and what kind of influence techniques and tour-types had on the tour reports.

Charlotte Meisner