Monthly Archive: December 2014

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One topic, two articles

Comparing a German and an English Wikipedia article – Psycholinguistics versus Psycholinguistik To find out about the differences of German and English articles in general, I picked one topic, which exists in both languages, and compared those two. In some cases, the articles of the English Wikipedia are translated into other languages because the English Wikipedia is the original and the most used Wikipedia in the world. But sometimes there are different articles about the same theme in two different languages. I have therefore chosen the subject of psycholinguistics for my studies.

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Wikipedia Article on McEwan in English, German and Ukrainian.

 Wikipedia is one of the most popular web side around the world. But not everybody knows how “deep” you can trust it. In my article I am going to compare the Wikipedia articles on Ian McEwan – an English novelist and a screenwriter born 21. June 1948. McEwan awakes different emotions by different people depending on nationality, age and life position.I will compare the articles about this novelist from English, German and Ukrainian Wikipedia.

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Big Brother (Nineteen Eighty-Four) / Großer Bruder – comparison of the German and the English Wikipedia article

Subject This work analyzes the differences of German and English Wikipedia articles of the same theme. In concrete terms this paper deals with the comparison of the German Wikipedia article Großer Bruder and the English Article Big Brother (Nineteen Eighty-Four). Both articles are based on the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) by George Orwell. In this novel the Big Brother is a fictional character in the role of the enigmatic dictator of the surveillance state created in the story.

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The Trustworthiness and Usefulness of Wikipedia in Different Languages or

Доверяй, но проверяй: The Trustworthiness and Usefulness of Wikipedia in Different Languages as Seen at the Example of the German/English article of Vladimir Nabokov By Kerstin Schmedt & Hannah Thoma An old Russian proverb goes Доверяй, но проверяй (doveryai, no proveryai) or as US President Ronald Reagan put it: “Trust, but verify”. Something that would be a perfectly valid advice to many of the modern students of this day and age, considering that they have grown accustomed to a constant availability of information. Gone are the days in which one needs to leaf trough heavy tomes in search for data,...

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Ulysses by James Joyce – Comparison of the German and English Wikipedia Articles

Wikipedia emerged to one of the largest and most used online encyclopedias. With over 33 million articles in over 280 languages, it provides users with almost any information they need. Our task now was to compare an English Wikipedia article with a German one in order to find differences and similarities. The article we chose was the article about James Joyce´s  Ulysses.

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Analyzing disparities of Wikipedia articles in different language versions: What’s different and why?

Article comparison between the German & English version of the Wikipedia article about the German government The task of our university seminar was to compare two Wikipedia (WP) articles about the same topic, but of different languages, concerning site content, structure and activity. While looking for a topic I found out that very often there is a difference in the size of articles concerning their content, which turned out to be mostly language-based.