Joachim Scharloth

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Resume

10/2017 - present Full Professor of German Studies Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
10/2016 Teaching Award of University of Technology Dresden for the interdisciplinary course "Risk Narratives" (together with Gudrun Loster-Schneider, Lars Koch, Thomas Günther, Stefan Horlacher, Jochen Schanze, Thomas Henle, and project leader Marina Münkler)
10/2014 Visiting Professor University of Kentucky, Lexington, Department of Modern and Classical Languages
10/2012 - 9/2017 Full Professor of Applied Linguistics TU Dresden, Germany
4/2010 - 9/2012 Associate Professor of German Studies Dokkyo University, Tokyo, Japan
12/2009 Appointed Full Professor of German Linguistics at the University of Würzburg, Germany (rejected)
10/2009 - 3/2010 Visiting Professor University of Zurich, Switzerland
4/2008 - 3/2009 Visiting Professor University of Freiburg, Germany
5/2008 Habilitation in German Linguistics, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Title of Thesis: "1968. Eine Kommunikationsgeschichte" / "1968. A History of the German Student Movement from a Linguistic Perspective"
5/2008 Laboratory for Computer Based Meaning Research (semtracks) founded by me and Noah Bubenhofer
10/2006 - 4/2007 Research Fellowship of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Waseda-University, Tokyo, SILS
9/2005 ERASMUS Lecturer University of Linkoeping, Sweden
2003 - 2005 Temporary Lecturer Zurich College of Education, Switzerland, Teaching Courses on Grammar and Sociolinguistics
10/2002 - 9/2009 Assistant Professor Department of German, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2001 Temporary Lecturer University of Mannheim, Germany, Teaching Courses on Language Change
4/2002 PhD in German Studies University of Heidelberg, Title of Thesis: "Sprachnormen und Mentalitäten. Sprachbewusstseinsgeschichte in Deutschland im Zeitraum von 1766 bis 1785" / "Language Norms and Mentalities: Language Awareness in Germany between 1766 and 1785"
2000 - 2002 Part Time Teacher of German as a Foreign Language and German Culture International Office, University of Mannheim, and International Summer School of German Language and Culture of the International Office, University of Heidelberg, Germany
8/1998 - 8/2001 Research Fellow at the Graduate School "Dynamics of Non-Standard Varieties" of the German Science Foundation at the University of Heidelberg and Mannheim
1998 Master of Arts at the University of Heidelberg
Title of M.A.-Thesis "Kunst der Geschichte und Romanpoetik in der deutschen Aufklärung" / "Ars Historica and Poetics of the Novel in the German Enlightment"
1992 - 1998 Studies in German Literatur and Linguistics, Philosophy and Politics at the Universities of Mainz and Heidelberg
1991 - 1992 Alternative Service to Military Service St.-Vincenz-Hospital, Hanau, Germany

Current Research

Corpus Linguistics:
"The evolution of genres between standardization and variation: The case of picture post cards. Text and corpus driven studies of patterns of private everyday and tele communication" (Collaborative Research Project with Heiko Hausendorf & Noah Bubenhofer)
>> funded by DFG and SNF


Text Mining:
"U_CODE: Urban Collective Design Environment - A Tool for Opinion Mining in Social Networks"
>> funded by the EU, Horizon2020, "ICT 19 Technologies for Creative Industries, Social Media, and Convergence"


Applied Linguistics + Corpus Linguistics
"Basic German Vocabulary: Empirical Foundations of the Cognitive Representation of Vocabulary"
>> funded by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Sciences (Collaborative Research Project with Waseda University)
>> further information


Applied Linguistics + Computer Linguistics
"Information Warfare: Clandestine Communication in Social Networks"
>> Talk in German, with English translation


Forensic Linguistics
Authorship Attribution and Internet Monitoring
>> Blog (in German)

Selected Publications

>> Authored Books

2005: Sprachnormen und Mentalitäten. Sprachbewusstseinsgeschichte in Deutschland im Zeitraum von 1766 und 1785. Tübingen: Niemeyer. (RGL 255)

2011: 1968. Eine Kommunikationsgeschichte. Paderborn: Fink.


>> Edited Books

Fahlenbrach, Kathrin / Martin Klimke / Joachim Scharloth (eds.) (2016): Protest Cultures. A Companion. New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books. (in print)

Bubenhofer, Noah / Joachim Scharloth (Hrsg.) (2015): Maschinelle Textanalyse. Sonderheft der Zeitschrift für Germanistische Linguistik. Heft 43(1). Berlin & New York: de Gruyter.

Kämper, Heidrun / Joachim Scharloth / Martin Wengeler (Hrsg.) (2012): 1968. Eine sprachwissenschaftliche Zwischenbilanz. Berlin & New York: de Gruyter.

Fahlenbrach, Kathrin / Martin Klimke / Joachim Scharloth / Laura Wong (eds.) (2012): The Establishment Responds: Power, Politics, and Protest Since 1945. New York, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Okamura, Saburo / Willi Lange / Joachim Scharloth (2012): Grundwortschatz Deutsch: Lexikografische und fremdsprachendidaktische Perspektiven. JGG: Tokyo. (= Studienreihe der Japanischen Gesellschaft fuer Germantistik 088) download

Klimke, Martin / Jacco Pekelder / Joachim Scharloth (eds.) (2011): Between Prague Spring and French May 1968. Opposition and Revolt in Europe, 1960-80. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books.

Gilles, Peter / Joachim Scharloth / Evelyn Ziegler (Hrsg.) (2010): Variatio delectat. Empirische Evidenzen und theoretische Passungen sprachlicher Variation. Klaus J. Mattheier zum 65. Geburtstag. Frankfurt am Main: P. Lang.

Linke, Angelika / Joachim Scharloth (Hrsg.) (2008): Der Zürcher Sommer 1968. Zwischen Krawall, Utopie und Bürgersinn. Zürich: NZZ Libro.

Klimke, Martin / Joachim Scharloth (eds.) (2008): 1968 in Europe. A History of Protest and Activism, 1956-77. With an Afterword by Tom Hayden. New York, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Elspaß, Stephan / Nils Langer / Joachim Scharloth / Wim Vandenbussche (eds.) (2007): Germanic Language Histories 'from Below'. Linguistic Variation in the Germanic Languages from 1700 to 2000. Berlin & New York: de Gruyter.

Klimke, Martin / Joachim Scharloth (Hrsg.) (2007): 1968. Ein Handbuch zur Kultur- und Mediengeschichte der Studentenbewegung. Stuttgart: Metzler. / 2nd Edition: Bonn: Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Schriftenreihe Bd. 697, 2008.

Deminger, Szilvia / Thorsten Fögen / Joachim Scharloth / Simone Zwickl (Hrsg.) (2000): Einstellungsforschung in der Soziolinguistik und Nachbardisziplinen. Studies in Language Attitudes. Frankfurt am Main u.a. (= Variolingua 10)


>> Publication Series

"Protest, Culture and Society", Berghahn Books, New York/Oxford. Edited by Kathrin Fahlenbrach, Martin Klimke and Joachim Scharloth.
>> further information


for a full list of publications see here

Past Research

Protest Research:
European Protest Movements since the Cold War: The Rise of a Transnational Civil Society and the Transformation of the Public Sphere
>> funded by the European Union, FP6
>> further information


Computational Linguistics:
Tracking Meaning on the Surface: A Data-Driven Approach to Semantic Imprints of Texts
>> funded by the 'Innovationsfonds FRONTIER' at the University of Heidelberg
>> further information


Corpus Linguistics:
Corpora for Social Movement Research (cosmov): Online Platform with Linguistic Corpora of Social Movements in Germany and Switzerland
>> funded by the E-Learning-Commission of the University of Zurich
>> further information



Interactional Linguistics:
Ritualized Communication in Contact: The Social Construction of Reality in the Performativity of Greetings in German-Japanese Encounters (with Saburo Okamura)
>> funded by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science


Historical Pragmatics:
Verbal Interaction in the German Antiauthoritarian Movement of the Late 1960s (Habilitation)
>> further information (in German)


Computational Philology:
The Zurich Summer of 1968 - Digital Edition of Primary Sources of the Zurich Antiauthoritarian Movement
>> funded by the Anniversary Fund of the University of Zurich
>> further information (in German)


Sociolinguistics:
Attitudes toward Swiss Variants of Standard German among the Swiss German Speech Community
>> further information (in German)


Language History:
Language Norms and Mentalities. The History of Language Awareness in Germany from 1766 to 1785"
>> funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG)
>> further information (in German)

Conference Organization

29.9.2013-5.10.2013 "Digitization and its Impact on Society" (zusammen mit Noah Bubenhofer), Internationale Sommerschule, TU Dresden
8.3.2012 "Statistics, Corpora and Language Learning" (zusammen mit Saburo Okamura und Willi Lange), Internationaler Workshop, Waseda Universität Tokyo, Japan
15.10.2011 "Wortschatz in Wörterbüchern und Lehrwerken: Fremdsprachendidaktische und lexikographische Perspektiven" (zusammen mit Saburo Okamura und Willi Lange), Symposium im Rahmen der Herbstgakkai der Japanischen Gesellschaft für Germanistik, Universität Kanazawa, Japan
18.-20.2. 2010 "Arenas of Contestation" (together with Martin Klimke and Kathrin Fahlenbrach), Heidelberg Center for American Studies, University of Heidelberg
23.-26.6. 2009 "Shaping Europe in a Globalized World? Protest Movements and the Rise of a Transnational Civil Society" (together with Roland Axtmann, Rolf Werenskjold, Erling Sivertsen, Martin Klimke, Kathrin Fahlenbrach) further information
3/2009 International Conference "1968 in Japan, Germany and the USA. Political Protest and Cultural Change", Japanese-German Center Berlin (together with Yoshie Mitobe, Martin Klimke and Laura Wong)
11/2008 International Conference "The Revolution will not be televised"? Media and Protest Movements after 1945, Volda/Norway (together with Rolf Werenskjold, Erling Sivertsen, Martin Klimke, Kathrin Fahlenbrach)
8/2008 Summer School: "Confronting Cold War Conformity: Peace and Protest Cultures in Europe, 1945-1989", Charles University, Prague (together with Kathrin Fahlenbrach and Martin Klimke)
5/2008 "1968 als sprachgeschichtliche Zäsur?", Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (together with Heidrun Kämper and Martin Wengeler)
11/2007 International Conference "The 'Establishment' Responds: The Institutional and Social Impact of Protest Movements During and After the Cold War", Heidelberg Center for American Studies (together with Kathrin Fahlenbrach and Martin Klimke)
3/2007 International Conference "Designing a New Life: Aesthetics and Lifestyles of Political and Social Protest", University of Zurich, Switzerland (together with Kathrin Fahlenbrach and Martin Klimke)
11/2006 International Conference "Tracing Protest Movements: Perspectives from Sociology, Political Sciences, and Media Studies", University of Halle, Germany (together with Kathrin Fahlenbrach and Martin Klimke)
10/2006 International Conference "Variatio Delectat - Theory and Empirical Evidence of Linguistic Varieties", University of Heidelberg, Germany (together with Peter Gilles and Evelyn Ziegler)
8/2006 3rd Conference of the "Interdisciplinary Young Scholars Forum Protest Movements" on "Between the 'Prague Spring' and the 'French May': Transnational Exchange and National Recontextualization of Protest Cultures in 1960/70s Europe", Heidelberg Center for American Studies, Germany (together with Martin Klimke)
7/2006 Workshop "Innovative approaches to the history of language planning and language policy in Europe" at Sociolinguistics Symposium 16. Limerick, Ireland
4/2005 International Conference "Language History from Below - Linguistic Variation in the Germanic Languages from 1700-2000", University of Bristol, England (with Stephan Elspaþ, Nils Langer, Wim Vandenbussche)
2/2005 2nd Conference of the "Interdisciplinary Young Scholars Forum Protest Movements" on "Cultural and Media Aspects of the 1968 Student Movement", University of Zurich, German Department (with Martin Klimke)
7/2004 1st Conference of the "Interdisciplinary Young Scholars Forum Protest Movements" on "Between Communicative and Cultural Memory: The Student Movement of 1968", University of Heidelberg / Heidelberg Center for American Studies (together with Martin Klimke)
7/2002 Workshop "Sociolinguistics and the Ethnography of Communication" (Graduate School "Dynamics of Non-Standard Varieties", Heidelberg)
5/2000 Workshop "Sociolinguistics and Concepts of Social Inequality" (Graduate School "Dynamics of Non-Standard Varieties", Heidelberg)
11/1999 Workshop "Linguistic Discourse Analysis" (International Science Forum Heidelberg)
4/1999 International Conference "Studies in Attitudes in Sociolinguistics and its Neighbouring Disciplines" (International Science Forum Heidelberg)

Teaching Material

2006/2007

>> Developer of an e-learning-platform for undergraduate courses in German synchronic linguistics at the German Department, funded by the Initiative Interactive Learning (together with Noah Bubenhofer)
- funded by the Initiative Interactive Learning and the E-Learning Center of the University of Zurich


2004/2005

>> Developer of problem-based-learning units for the undergraduate courses in Historical Linguistics, designer of an e-learning platform for the "Introduction to Historical Linguistics"
- funded by the Initiative Interactive Learning and the E-Learning Center of the University of Zurich

Recent Publications

Maschinelle Textanalyse. Sonderheft der Zeitschrift für Germanistische Linguistik. Heft 43(1), 2015
Herausgegeben von Noah Bubenhofer und Joachim Scharloth. Berlin & New York: de Gruyter.
- Weitere Informationen

Das Sonderheft der Zeitschrift für Germanistische Linguistik gibt einen Überblick über den aktuellen Stand der maschinellen Textanalyse mit kultur- und sozialwissenschaftlichen Forschungsinteresse und benennt die zentralen Desiderate: den rudimentären Textbegriff, Schwächen in der Modellierung, innovative Methoden zur explorativen Visualisierung und die defizitäre Reflexion forschungsethischer Fragen.



1968. Eine Kommunikations-
geschichte

Paderborn: Fink. (Habilitation)
- Weitere Informationen

Klappentext: "Die 1968er-Bewegung hat die Bundesrepublik politisch kaum verändert. Aber aus ihr heraus hat sich ein neuer Kommunikationsstil entwickelt, der unsere Gesellschaft bis heute prägt. Joachim Scharloth zeigt, dass nicht die politisierten Studenten, sondern die Aktivisten der Kommunebewegung eine nachhaltige Veränderung der bundesrepublikanischen Gesellschaft angestoßen haben. Von der Kritik bürgerlicher Rituale und den Ritualen des Protests in den 1960er Jahren über die Formierung eines hedonistischen Lebensstils im Alternativmilieu in den 1970er Jahren bis hin zum Wandel von Kommunikations- und Verkehrsformen seit den 1980er Jahren reicht der historische Bogen, den dieses Buch schlägt. (...) Was 1968 als Ausdruck authentischer Gefühle und solidarischer Nähe intendiert war, ist in der Mehrheitsgesellschaft als Inszenierung von Informalität und Emotionalität, als doing buddy angekommen."



Between Prague Spring and French May. Opposition and Revolt in Europe, 1960-1980
Edited by Martin Klimke, Jacco Pekelder & Joachim Scharloth. New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books.
- Weitere Informationen

Abandoning the usual Cold War-oriented narrative of postwar European protest and opposition movements, this volume offers an innovative, interdisciplinary, and comprehensive perspective on two decades of protest and social upheaval in postwar Europe. It examines the mutual influences and interactions among dissenters in Western Europe, the Warsaw Pact countries, and the nonaligned European countries, and shows how ideological and political developments in the East and West were interconnected through official state or party channels as well as a variety of private and clandestine contacts. Focusing on issues arising from the cross-cultural transfer of ideas, the adjustments to institutional and political frameworks, and the role of the media in staging protest, the volume examines the romanticized attitude of Western activists to violent liberation movements in the Third World and the idolization of imprisoned RAF members as martyrs among left-wing circles across Western Europe.



Variatio delectat. Empirische Evidenzen und theoretische Passungen sprachlicher Variation
Herausgegeben von Peter Gilles, Joachim Scharloth und Evelyn Ziegler für Klaus J. Mattheier zum 65. Geburtstag. Frankfurt: Peter Lang Verlag.
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Kein anderes Konzept ist für die Soziolinguistik von fundamentalerer Bedeutung als das der Varietät. Die Disziplin entwickelte sich ausgehend von der Erkenntnis, dass im Sprachgebrauch sozialer Gruppen Bündel sprachlicher Merkmale signifikant kookkurieren. Dieser Band bündelt nun die gegenwärtig wichtigsten Ansätze zur Beschreibung und Erklärung sprachlicher Variation. Im Zentrum stehen der Begriff der "Varietät" und konkurrierende Konzepte zur Modellierung sprachlicher Variation wie "Stil" und "Kommunikative Praktik". Begriffsarbeit und wissenschaftstheoretische Reflexion werden ergänzt durch Fallstudien, die zeigen, welche Bedeutung die Beschäftigung mit sprachlicher Variation für das Verständnis von Sprachgeschichte, Sprachwandel, Standardisierung und Destandardisierung sowie sprachliche Interaktion hat.



1968 in Europe. A History of Protest and Activism, 1956-77
Herausgegeben von Martin Klimke und Joachim Scharloth. New York/London: Palgrave.
- Table of Contents
- Foreword

1968 saw protest movements in Prague, Paris, Berlin, Rome and many other places across Europe, and today stands as the defining year in a tumultuous period for the continent. This groundbreaking book serves as a concise reference on the intellectual avant-gardes, counter-cultures and protest movements of the 1960s and 1970s both in Western and Eastern Europe. It traces the history of the various protest movements and the plethora of national experiences with respect to domestic and transnational cultures of dissent, the transnational aspects of these movements, and the common narratives and cultures of memory surrounding them.
Accompanied by Online Teaching and Research Guide at: www.1968ineurope.com



Germanic Language Histories 'from Below' (1700-2000) (Studia Linguistica Germanica)
Ed. by Stephan Elspaß, Nils Langer, Joachim Scharloth, Wim Vandenbussche



Focussing on the historical sociolinguistics of 'big' and 'small' Germanic languages, the present volume challenges the traditional teleological view 'from above' in language historiography. The 29 contributors present some alternative histories of 8 Germanic languages and language varieties in the past 300 years. Topics range from language variation and change to language contact and choice in multilin-gual environments, seen against the background of standardization processes and, in particular, from the viewpoint of larger sections of the language populations - not only the 'selected few'.



1968. Ein Handbuch zur Kultur und Mediengeschichte Herausgegeben von Martin Klimke und Joachim Scharloth. Stuttgart: Metzler 2007.
- Inhaltsverzeichnis
- Vorwort


Die 68er polarisieren noch heute: Politisch gescheitert, erfolgreich in der Entwicklung neuer Lebensstile? Dabei gingen Kulturrevolution und Medienevolution Hand in Hand. Presse, Rundfunk und Fernsehen stilisierten Rudi Dutschke, die Kommune I, Che Guevara oder Mao neben den Rolling Stones oder Jimi Hendrix zu Ikonen einer jugendlichen Protestkultur. War die 68-Bewegung mehr als die Inszenierung von Ereignissen im Medienformat? Entlang der Stichworte Happening, Sit-in, Diskussionsfieber, Protestinszenierung u. a. vermittelt das Handbuch einen neuen Blick auf eine politische Strömung, die die Jahrzehnte danach entscheidend verändert und geprägt hat.



Der Zürcher Sommer 1968. Zwischen Krawall, Utopie und Bürgersinn
Herausgegeben von Angelika Linke und Joachim Scharloth. Zürich: NZZ Libro.

Der Zürcher Sommer 1968: Das waren Globuskrawall und Zürcher Manifest, Jimi Hendrix und Karl Marx, der Traum von einer globalen Revolte und der ganz konkrete Wunsch nach einem autonomen Jugendzentrum. Das reich bebilderte Buch dokumentiert die phantasievollen Protestformen, gibt Einblick in die alternativen Lebensentwürfe der Akteure und fragt nach den Ursachen der gewalttätigen Ausschreitungen. In einer dem Buch beigegebenen umfassenden digitalen Edition von Flug blättern, Wandzeitungen, Fotografien und Polizeiakten wird die ungeheure Dynamik ebenso wie die Ästhetik des Protests authentisch sichtbar. Die Zürcher Ereignisse zeigen sich darin nicht nur als Nachbeben einer europäischen Erschütterung mit Epizentren in Berlin, Paris und Prag, sondern ebenso in ihrer Bedeutung für die politische Zeitgeschichte der Schweiz.