When I began to write for Wikipedia, I enlarged an already existing article about a film which is called “La Passion”, released in 1982 and directed by Jean – Luc Godard. When I first had a look at the English version of the article, there was only a header, the subpoints ‘cast’, ‘see also’ and ‘external links’. They didn’t contain much information. All in all it was only possible to get to know the names of the actors who performed in the film and who was the director of it.
My Contribution to the Article
I started by writing a summary of the main plot and then turned to the second level of the film, the tableaux vivants, which are equally important. Continue reading “Writing about a Film on Wikipedia”
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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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. Continue reading “Big Brother (Nineteen Eighty-Four) / Großer Bruder – comparison of the German and the English Wikipedia article”
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. Continue reading “Ulysses by James Joyce – Comparison of the German and English Wikipedia Articles”
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. Continue reading “Analyzing disparities of Wikipedia articles in different language versions: What’s different and why?”
The Scarlet Letter is a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, an American author of the 19th century. It is considered to be one of the most important works of American literature. This explains why the English version is so distinct from the German one. The English wikipedia article about the Scarlet Letter was first published in July 2003, the German article in April 2004. Continue reading “The Scarlet Letter – Comparison of the English and German Wikipedia article”