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Uploaded on Feb 12, 2008

Excertos da intervenção no 1º Colóquio Interdisciplinar sobre provérbios, em Tavira, Portugal
Prof. Wolfgang Mieder with his German 237 class, Fall 2002. Long-time Chairperson of the Department with special expertise in the area of German and international folklore, the History of the German Language, the Middle Ages, and especially the study of proverbs. Since 1984 he has been the editor of Proverbium: Yearbook of International Proverb Scholarship , an annual book that is published by the University of Vermont with subscriptions from around the world.He is also editor of the Supplement Series to Proverbium. While he has written several books on German literary matters as well as fairy tales and folk songs, he is an internationally recognized scholar of over one hundred books on proverbs, among them Sprichwort - Wahrwort (1992), Proverbs Are Never Out of Season: Popular Wisdom in the Modern Age (1993), and Proverbs: A Handbook (2004). In addition, Wolfgang Mieder is the author of more than three hundred articles on proverbs. He has also been guest professor at the University of Freiburg in Germany and at Berkeley.

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