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Professor David Yeandle

Prof David Yeandle
Position(s): 
Affiliated Lecturer
Department/Section: 
German & Dutch
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
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Location: 

Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Raised Faculty Building
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA
United Kingdom

About: 

David Yeandle’s principal teaching interests are in the History of the German Language, from the earliest times to the present day and German translation. He taught for over thirty years at King’s College London, where he was Professor and Head of Department before taking early retirement in 2010. He has published widely on linguistic and medieval topics, including medieval literature and the sociolinguistics of German. In addition to journal articles and essays, he is the author of three books.  He has co-edited and contributed to volumes on Old High German, lexicography and lexicology.  He was project leader and editor of the AHRC-funded line-by-line bibliography of Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival, the second edition of which was published online in 2008 (http://tares.uni-trier.de/Lexcoll/). He is currently working on 19th-century ecclesiastical history.

Teaching interests: 
  • Translation from German to English
  • History of the German Language
Research interests: 
  • German historical linguistics
  • Medieval literature
  • Church history
Published works: 

Monographs:

Commentary on the Soltane and Jeschute Episodes in Book III of Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival (116,5–138,8) (Heidelberg: Winter, 1984)

Frieden im ‘Neuen Deutschland’. Das Vokabular des ‘Friedenskampfes’: Eine linguistische Analyse und Dokumentation des Friedensvokabulars in der offiziellen Sprache der DDR vornehmlich der ausgehenden 80er Jahre (Heidelberg: Winter, 1991)

‘Schame’ im Alt- und Mittelhochdeutschen bis um 1210: eine sprach- und literaturgeschichtliche Untersuchung unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Herausbildung einer ethischen Bedeutung (Heidelberg: Winter, 2001)

Online database:

Stellenbibliographie zum ‘Parzival’ Wolframs von Eschenbach für die Jahrgänge 1753-2004 von David N. Yeandle, bearbeitet von Carol Magner unter Mitarbeit von Michael Beddow, John Bradley, David Powell, Harold Short und Roy Wisbey, second, greatly augmented edition, (http://tares.uni-trier.de/Lexcoll/).   

Edited volumes

‘mit regulu bithuungan: neue Arbeiten zur althochdeutschen Poesie und Sprache, edited by J.L. Flood and D.N. Yeandle (Göppingen: Kümmerle, 1989)

‘Proper Words in Proper Places’: Studies in Lexicology and Lexicography in Honour of William Jervis Jones, edited by Máire C. Davies, John L. Flood and David N. Yeandle, Stuttgarter Arbeiten zur Germanistik, 400 (Stuttgart: Heinz: 2001)  

Essays and articles (selection)

‘Redebericht, Redeeinleitung, direkte und indirekte Rede als Mittel der Charakterisierung in der Soltane-Episode im III. Buch des “Parzival”, in: Ralf Plate and Martin Schubert, ed., Mittelhochdeutsch:Beiträge zur Überlieferung, Sprache und Literatur, 94–117

Are German Nouns Oversexed? – Gender Assignment in Foreign Imports to German: A Diachronic and Synchronic Perspective (King’s College London, 2007)

‘Early Christian Loans in Old Frisian: The Linguistic Evidence’, Amsterdamer Beiträge Zur Älteren Germanistik, 64 (2007), 463–89

‘Shame in Middle High German Literature: The Emotional Side of a Medieval Virtue’, Euphorion, 99 (2005), 295–321

‘“Handy Callboy Seeks Evergreen Dressman for Flipper Fun” or “Pseudo-Anglicisms”: An Aspect of the “Flood of Americanisms and Anglicisms” in Modern German’ in ‘Vir ingenio mirandus’: Studies presented to John L. Flood, edited by William J. Jones, William A. Kelly and Frank Shaw, two vols. (Göppingen: Kümmerle: 2003), vol. II, 955–982

‘Types of Borrowing of Anglo-American Computing Terminology in German’, in: ‘Proper Words in Proper Places’: Studies in Lexicology and Lexicography in Honour of William Jervis Jones, edited by Máire C. Davies, John L. Flood and David N. Yeandle (Stuttgart: Heinz: 2001), 334–360

‘Rennewart’s “Shame”: An Aspect of the Characterization of Wolfram’s Ambivalent Hero in Willehalm’ in: Wolfram’s ‘Willehalm’: Fifteen Essays, edited by Martin H. Jones and Timothy McFarland (Rochester, New York: Camden House, 2001), 168–190

‘The concept of schame in Wolfram’s Parzival’, Euphorion, 88 (1994), 302–338

‘The Ludwigslied: King, Church, and Context’, in ‘mit regulu bithuungan’: neue Arbeiten zur althochdeutschen Poesie und Sprache, edited by J.L. Flood and D.N. Yeandle (Göppingen: Kümmerle, 1989), 18–79

‘Herzeloyde: Problems of Characterization in Book III of Wolfram’s Parzival’, Euphorion, 75 (1981), 1–28

Book reviews in: Modern Language Review, Medium Aevum, Germanistik, Arbitrium, etc.