Helmut luck

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Helmut Glück (born July 23, 1949 in Stuttgart ) is a German linguist .


Helmut Glück studied German , Nordic and Slavic studies in Tübingen and Bochum and worked at the universities of Osnabrück , Hanover , Oldenburg , Siegen and Cairo . From 1991 to 2015 he was Professor of German Linguistics and German as a Foreign Language at the University of Bamberg .

In his studies, Glück deals, among other things, with the German language as a foreign language and its history and language policy (e.g. the discussion about the scientific language German). He is the founding editor of the Metzler Lexikon Sprache , for which he wrote around 700 articles himself and which has now appeared in its fifth edition.



  • The foreign language German in the Age of Enlightenment, Classical and Romanticism. Basics of the German language history in Europe . Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 2013, ISBN 978-3-447-10033-5 .
  • with Yvonne Pörzgen: Learning German in Russia and the Baltic countries from the 17th century to 1941 . Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 2009, ISBN 978-3-447-05842-1 .
  • with Ineta Polanska: Johann Ernst Glück (1654–1705): Pastor, philologist, popular educator in the Baltic States and Russia. (= Foreign languages ​​in the past and present. Vol. 1). Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 2005, ISBN 3-447-05173-6 .
  • German as a Foreign Language in Europe from the Middle Ages to the Baroque Period. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin 2002, ISBN 3-11-017084-1 .
  • Writing and writing. A linguistic and cultural studies study. Metzler, Stuttgart 1987, ISBN 3-476-00608-5 (at the same time: habilitation paper. University of Hanover, 1984).
  • with Wolfgang Werner Sauer : Contemporary German. (= Metzler Collection 252). Metzler, Stuttgart et al. 1990, ISBN 3-476-10252-1 (2nd, revised and expanded edition. Ibid 1997, ISBN 3-476-12252-2 ).


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