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Schwyter Jurg Rainer

Schwyter Jurg Rainer

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email : JurgRainer.Schwyter@unil.ch
Personal page : http://www.unil.ch/angl/jurgrainerschwyter

Faculté des lettres

Section d'anglais
Position(s): Professeur associé

Section d'anglais
Quartier UNIL-Chamberonne
Bâtiment Anthropole 5127
CH - 1015 Lausanne
Phone: 021 692 29 89

Jurg Rainer Schwyter

Keywords

Broadcast English
English Linguistics
ESP -- English for Special/Specific Purposes
Historical Linguistics
Language Standardization
Styles & Registers, esp. Legal English

Academic honors

Overseas Research Students Award 1989

Research & Publication Grant 1995


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2016

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Jürg R. Schwyter, Dictating to the Mob, Oxford University Press, 2016.

- The first written history of the BBC's Advisory Committee on Spoken English

- Draws on letters, briefings, and memos from the BBC Written Archives

- Reveals the conflicts and challenges inherent in standardizing a language

ISBN: 9780198736738

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2008

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Schwyter, Jürg, Dider Maillat and Christian Mair, eds. Broadcast English: Past, Present and Future. Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik 33, Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 2008.

 

2006

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Maeder, Beverly, Jürg Schwyter, Ilona Sigrist and Boris Vejdovsky, eds. The Seeming and the Seen: Essays in Modern Visual and Literary Culture. Bern: Peter Lang, 2006.

Taking their cue from the polymorphous relationship between word and image, the essays of this book explore how different media translate the world of phenomena into aesthetic, intellectual or sensual experience. They embrace the media of poetry, fiction, drama, engraving, painting, photography, film and advertising posters ranging from the early modern to the postmodern periods. At the heart of the volume lie essays on works that characteristically perform intriguing interactions between the verbal and visual modes. They discuss the manifold ways in which artists as different as William Blake or Gertrude Stein, Diane Arbus or Stanley Kubrick heighten the tension between the linguistic and the seen. Taken both individually and collectively, this volume's contributions illuminate the problematics of how readers and spectators/lookers transform verbal and visual representation into worlds of seeming.

ISBN: 9783039109975

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2005

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Schwyter, Jürg, Erich Poppe and Sandrine Onillon, eds. Le slipping dans les langues médiévales. Cahiers de l'ILSL 18, Lausanne: Université de Lausanne, 2005.

Can be read online here.

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1996

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Schwyter, Jurg. Old English Legal Language: The Lexical Field of Theft. Odense: Odense University Press, 1996.

This corpus-based study examines the lexical field of theft in the Anglo-Saxon law-codes and documents containing reports of lawsuits (charters, writs, and some chapters of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle). The individual Old English lexemes are analysed not only in terms of their meaning, collocation patterns, and Latin translations, but also, more unusually in a field-approach, with reference to their distribution over the various textual genres and the discourse strategies dominant in these. Although primarily linguistic in focus, a detailed description of the theft-offences and the wider context in which they occur should also be of interest to the historian.

ISBN: 9788778381941

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