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100 1 _aPuchner, Martin
245 1 4 _aThe language of thieves
_bmy family's obsession with a secret code the Nazis tried to eliminate
_cMartin Puchner
250 _aFirst edition
264 1 _aNew York
_bW. W. Norton & Company
300 _a278 pages
336 _aText
337 _aohne Hilfsmittel zu benutzen
338 _aBand
500 _aIncludes bibliographical references and index
520 _aIntroduction: Language Games -- Camouflage Names -- The Book of Vagrants -- A Picture Comes into View -- The Rotwelsch Inheritance -- The King of the Tramps -- The Farmer and the Judge -- An Attic in Prague -- When Jesus Spoke Rotwelsch -- Igpay Atinlay for Adults -- The Story of an Archivist -- Judgment at Hikels-Mokum -- Error-Spangled Banner -- Your Grandfather Would Have Been Proud of You -- Rotwelsch in America -- The Laughter of a Yenish Chief.
520 _a"Tracking an underground language from one family's obsession to the outcasts who spoke it in order to survive. Centuries ago in middle Europe, a coded language appeared, scrawled in graffiti and spoken only by people who were "wiz" (in the know)-vagrants and refugees, merchants and thieves. This hybrid language was rich in expressions for police, jail, or experiencing trouble, such as "being in a pickle." And beginning with Martin Luther, German Protestants who disliked its speakers wanted to stamp it out. The Nazis hated it most of all. As a boy, Martin Puchner learned this secret language through his father and uncle. Only as an adult did he discover, through a poisonous 1930s tract on Jewish names, that his own grandfather, an historian and archivist, had been a committed Nazi who hated everything his sons and grandsons loved about "the language of thieves." Interweaving family memoir with scholarship and an adventurous foray into the politics of language, Puchner crafts an entirely original journey narrative. In a language born of migration and hybridity, he discovers a witty and resourceful spirit of tolerance that remains essential today"--
600 1 0 _aPuchner, Martin
600 1 0 _aPuchner, Martin
650 0 _aThieves
650 0 _aTramps
650 0 _aLanguage policy
_y20th century
650 0 _aGerman language
650 0 _aCant
650 0 _aCollege teachers
_zUnited States
651 0 _aGermany
_xPolitical aspects
653 _aClass of Spring 2019
653 _aJohn W. Kluge Distinguished Visitor
653 _aJohn P. Birkelund Fellow in the Humanities
653 _aFellow
653 _aWritten at the Academy
856 4 2 _uhttps://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9781324005919.pdf
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