## Vorlesung und Hörsaal als Symptomwörter für Geschichte und Gegenwart der deutschen Sprache

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• The article starts with the etymology of the words Vorlesung („lecture“) and Hörsaal (“lecture hall”). On the one hand, it turns out that the two expressions are deeply anchored in the history of the old Latin scientific language. They transmit Latin structures and perspectives in German neologisms. On the other hand, the two words arose exactly at the time when the sciences were moving from Latin to German, thus distancing themselves from the traditional forms of Latin scholarship. In this light, they exemplify an epochal change in the historyThe article starts with the etymology of the words Vorlesung („lecture“) and Hörsaal (“lecture hall”). On the one hand, it turns out that the two expressions are deeply anchored in the history of the old Latin scientific language. They transmit Latin structures and perspectives in German neologisms. On the other hand, the two words arose exactly at the time when the sciences were moving from Latin to German, thus distancing themselves from the traditional forms of Latin scholarship. In this light, they exemplify an epochal change in the history of the German language, but at the same time they represent a great European continuity. Against this background, the two words can be interpreted as symptomatic words associated with the Enlightenment’s confident outlook on the future relationship between science and society. Further corpus linguistic surveys also show how productively the two words appear in word formation processes. In particular, these surveys show by way of example that and how German standard language has benefited from the emergence of German academic language.

Subtitle (German): Eine wortbasierte Skizze mit sozialgeschichtlichen Interpretationen Vorlesung (“Lecture”) and Hörsaal (“lecture hall”) as symptomatic words for the history and present of the German language : a word-based sketch including social-historical interpretations Wolf Peter Klein urn:nbn:de:bvb:20-opus-250810 Journal article Philosophische Fakultät (Histor., philolog., Kultur- und geograph. Wissensch.) / Institut für deutsche Philologie German Zeitschrift für germanistische Linguistik 1613-0626 0301-3294 2021 49 3 556 595 Zeitschrift für germanistische Linguistik (2021) 49:3, 665-595. https://doi.org/10.1515/zgl-2021-2039 https://doi.org/10.1515/zgl-2021-2039 4 Sprache / 43 Deutsch, germanische Sprachen allgemein / 430 Germanische Sprachen; Deutsch 4 Sprache / 43 Deutsch, germanische Sprachen allgemein / 432 Etymologie des Deutschen Etymologie; Hörsaal; Vorlesung 2022/03/22 2021/12/08 Dieser Beitrag ist mit Zustimmung des Rechteinhabers aufgrund einer (DFG-geförderten) Allianz- bzw. Nationallizenz frei zugänglich. Deutsches Urheberrecht