German 4456

GRMN 4456: Grenzgebiete der deutschen Sprache (Advanced Grammar & Linguistics)

Explore vibrant examples of multi-cultural writing in the German language!


Improve your grammar and style through creative writing, read short stories by four multi-cultural German authors (Japanese, Turkish, Russian/Jewish, Black/American), and learn about German dialects, and the influences of languages on each other.


  • Read short, auto-fictional essays about identity, home/belonging, language barriers, being othered, etc.

  • Analyze multi-cultural voices as models of excellent German

  • Imitate their grammar, style, and content through creative, first-person writing

  • Present on a German dialect and an influence of or on the German language

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