Italienische Mediensprache. Handbuch / Glossario del linguaggio dei mass media
Just as colloquial German terms like "Barras" (army), "Schlapphüte" (spies), "Hardthöhe" (German Department of Defense) as well as abbreviations like AOK (Allgemeine Ortskrankenkasse: General local health insurance), TÜV (Technische Überwachungsverein: Technical Inspection Association) or DGB (Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund: German Confederation of Trade Unions) have become common and well-recognized terms for every German newspaper reader, Italian readers require no explanation for terms such as "Fiamme Gialle", "Botteghe Obscure", "Inps" or "Tac". This work offers assistance to those who already have good elementary Italian language skills and wish to expand their vocabulary with expressions used in the Italian media. The reader is offered a treasure trove of vocabulary that has yet to be published in this way. The work is directed towards the academically influenced reader as well as interested laypeople. Based on the style of an Italian daily newspaper, the themes presented cover a broad range of subjects from politics to business, justice, labor and social issues as well as cultural topics, the environment, traffic, and sports. Journalists, newspaper editors, press offices, translators, chambers of commerce, cultural institutions, Italian Studies students and instructors, German-Italian associations, anyone interested in Italy.