Jörg Riecke - Jörg Riecke

Jörg Riecke (born June 30, 1960 in Bielefeld ; † May 6, 2019 [1] ) was a German philologist and linguist .

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After graduating from the Protestant Hans Ehrenberg School in Bielefeld in 1981, Riecke began his community service in the city ​​hospital in Bielefeld-Mitte that same year . From 1983 to 1989 he studied German, history and Indo-European studies at the universities in Marburg and Regensburg. At the University of Regensburg he received his doctorate in 1992 as a scholarship holder of the German National Academic Foundation with a thesis on the semantics and morphology of Old High German verbs, supervised by Klaus Matzel. After teaching and research at the universities of Regensburg and Eichstätt, then as a DAAD guest lecturer at Masaryk University inBrno , he moved to the University of Gießen , where he completed his habilitation in 2003 with a thesis on the genesis of German medical vocabulary under Hans Ramge and was appointed university lecturer. In 2004/2005 he was a professor for historical linguistics at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt . In 2006 he received offers to the universities in Hamburg and Heidelberg, from 2007 he was the successor to Oskar Reichmann Professor of German Linguistics with special focus on the history of language at the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg . In 2010 he founded together with Ekkehard Felder and Ludwig Eichingerthe European Center for Linguistics in Heidelberg and Mannheim and was Dean of the Heidelberg Faculty of New Philology from 2015 to 2018. Riecke was a member of the commission for historical regional studies in Baden-Württemberg and a member of the board of trustees of the Henning Kaufmann Foundation for the promotion of German name research on the basis of linguistic history.

He represented the history of the German language from the beginning to the present. His main research interests were etymology and word research, German in Eastern Europe, writing in the Holocaust, as well as name research and the history of linguistics and German studies. [2]

Publications (selection)

  • History of the German language. An introduction. Reclam, Stuttgart 2016, ISBN 978-3-15-011056-0 .
  • A history of German studies and German research in Heidelberg. Winter, Heidelberg 2016, ISBN 978-3-8253-6647-6 .
  • Duden 7. The dictionary of origin. Etymology of the German language. 5th edition, Berlin, Mannheim, Zurich 2014, ISBN 978-3-411-04075-9 .
  • The early history of medieval medical terminology in German. 2. Vol. De Gruyter, Berlin / New York (2004), ISBN 3-11-017828-1 .
  • The weak jan verbs of Old High German. An attempt at structuring. Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht, Göttingen 1996, ISBN 3-525-20347-0 .
  • with Klaus Matzel and Gerhard Zipp: Late medieval German vocabulary from Regensburg and Central Bavarian sources. Winter, Heidelberg 1989 (= Germanic Library: Series 2 , Dictionary), ISBN 3-533-04227-8 .
  • (together with Jochen A. Bär and Sebastian Rosenberger): Grimmelshausen's works , (= Editiones Electronicae Guelferbytanae XX) http://diglib.hab.de/edoc/ed000133/start.htm .
  • (together with Sascha Feuchert, Scott Kellner, Erwin Leibfried and Markus Roth): “All brains are fogged, darkened”. Friedrich Kellner's diary 1938-1945 , Wallstein, Göttingen 2011, ISBN 978-3-8353-0636-3 .
  • (together with Sascha Feuchert and Erwin Leibfried): The Chronicle of the Ghetto Lodz / Litzmannstadt 1941-1944 , 5 vols., Wallstein, Göttingen 2007, ISBN 978-3-89244-834-1 .
  • (together with Sascha Feuchert and Erwin Leibfried): "In a hurry through the ghetto day ...". Oskar Singer's reports from the Lodz Ghetto (1942–1944) , Philo Verlag, Berlin, Vienna 2002, ISBN 3-8257-0281-2 .
  • (together with Krzysztof Woźniak): Helena Anna Geyer, From my life. Memories from the years 1855–1914 , Literatura, Lodz 2002, ISBN 83-88484-59-1 .
  • Hans Dernschwamm's diary of a trip to Constantinople and Asia Minor (1553/55) . Edited by Franz Babinger. Translated into New High German by Jörg Riecke, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 2014, ISBN 978-3-428-13768-8 .

Individual evidence

  1. News - German Department - Heidelberg University. Retrieved May 8, 2019 .
  2. Riecke on the Heidelberg University website (accessed December 3, 2018)