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Hartmut E. H. Lenk

Professor in German language  
University of Helsinki, Faculty of ArtsDepartment of languages / German

Prof. Hartmut Lenk, October 2017; Photo: Linda Tammisto

An overview of my university lessons - click here
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An overview of my publications - click here
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A short version of my curriculum vitae (in German) - click here
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Lectures on Textlinguistics, Stylistics, Lexicology, Onomastics, Mass communication, Analysis of textsorts, History of German popular songsPersuasive Communication, History of the German language   
Supervision of PhD- and M. A.-theses
Proseminars und seminars
Introduction into Techniques of scientific work 
Special course German philology in the internet
Special course Using arts for teaching German as a foreign language
Exercises in practical language, especially Speaking and writing German (former Tutorial), Exercises in text writing and lexic, text types and conversation exercises and translation exercises from Finnish to German I and II
socalled "book examinations" in Stylistics, Lexikology und Language use in the press
Current teaching program  (in German only)

My main areas of research
Contrastive medialinguistics, especially textlinguistics
international research project Styles of persuasion in Europe
German as a foreign language,
especially training of vocabulary including phraseology, 
text understanding by native speakers and foreign language learners
Personal names and the forms they are used in German and Finnish
Idioms in German popular songs including rock lyrics
History of German philology in Finland
List of conference papers (in German only)

in addition to my textlinguistic doctoral thesis one more scientific monograph (on the onomapragmatics of German and Finnish)
2 university teaching books for German as a foreign language
18 edited books
Co-author of a Finnish-German dictionary (several editions)
more than 60 scientific papers on textlinguistics, press communication, phraseology, valency of nouns, rock lyrics, contrastiv onomapragmatics and German as a foreign language 
Teaching materials for German philology and German as a foreign language (printed and in the internet)
Bibliographies, many conference reports und several book reviews in different journals
Editor and translations from English and from Finnish into German
Systematic list of publications
(in German only)
Chronological list of writings
(in German only)
e-mail: Hartmut.Lenk {at}

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Last update: January 11, 2018