This book presents an insightful account of the academic politics of the Nazi era and analyses the work of selected linguists, including Jos Trier and Leo Weisgerber. Hutton situates Nazi linguistics within the politics of Hitler's state and within the history of modern linguistics.

chapter |13 pages


chapter |11 pages

Whose History?

chapter |32 pages

The Defence of Cultural Diversity

chapter |29 pages

Academic Politics

chapter |20 pages

Etymology as Collective Therapy

Jost Trier's Leap of Faith

chapter |44 pages

‘A Complicated Young Man with a Complicated Fate, in a Complicated Time'

Heinz Kloss and the Ethnic Missionaries of the Third Reich

chapter |27 pages

Vitalist Linguistics

Linguistics as Theosophy and Characterology