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A specialist in the study of German or Germanic culture, literature, or language.


(ˈdʒɜr mə nɪst)

a specialist in the study of German culture, literature, or linguistics.
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Noun1.Germanist - a specialist in the study of Germanic language or culture or literature
specialiser, specialist, specializer - an expert who is devoted to one occupation or branch of learning
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We are today quite frequently more monolingual, and more mononational, than the early Germanist promoters of vernaculars.
Over several years, the Liberec-based poet and Germanist Pavel Novotny recorded passengers travelling on the unique Liberec-Jablonce nad Nisou intercity train line.
Given the interdisciplinary nature of this project, it should come as no surprise that Fehn (who passed away in 1989) was a Germanist by trade, as is Seelig, while Hallmark and Thym are musicologists.
Yet through it all, Kramer's training as a Germanist shows through in intriguing ways.
presents a major monograph on the origins and contents of the 20 volumes of The German Classics (1913- 1915) by noted American Germanist Francke.
Von Hause aus Theaterwissenschaftler und Germanist ist er seit 1995 Direktor des Schleswig-Holstein-Musikfestivals, aber das nur nebenbei.
As before, the volume contains, in addition to the essays by German scholars and one Russian Germanist, contributions from three Swiss Germanists on 'Mundartliteratur', on the relationship of writers to 'Schriftdeutsch', and on links to other literatures of Switzerland.
For the moment, the most likely successor seems to be UMP MP Bruno Lemaire, 39, a graduate of the Ecole Normale Superieure, a Germanist and former director of Dominique de Villepin's cabinet.
The works addressed here are assembled under the loose rubric'Early Writings on Philosophy and the Arts, and reflect the proto-theological interests of Balthasar's training as a Germanist (his academic training was in this distinctively teutonic discipline to which, sadly, we don't have a direct equivalent in Britain, and in which the life of the German mind is studied in both literary and philosophical aspects).
It was at this time that autochthonist theories arose in the USSR to counter Germanist theses on the origins of the Eastern Slavs.
As a Germanist, I just felt that it was something I had a duty to do.
As an added bonus, the translated texts and introductory biographies of the authors are supplemented with a scholarly essay by the Egyptian Germanist Jihan Hassib on the image of women in the works of Christa Wolf and Radwa Ashour as well as a commentary by Muntassir al-Qaffasch on Peter Handke's novel "Wunschloses UnglE-ck" ("Perfectly Happy Misery").