Being a German-speaker in Central Europe: language policies and the negotiation of identities

Carl, Jenny and Stevenson, Patrick (2007) Being a German-speaker in Central Europe: language policies and the negotiation of identities. In, Fandrych, Christian and Salverde, Reinier (eds.) Standard, Variation and Language Change in Germanic Languages. Tübingen, Germany, Gunter Narr, 91-112. (Studien zur Deutschen Sprache 41).


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This volume focuses on the ways in which language change, language variation and language contact transform some of the major Germanic languages, as well as the ways in which the relationship between standard and varieties is (re-) conceptualised. How do processes of language contact affect the Germanic languages today? What impact does language contact have on their standard forms? What new varieties
of language are emerging in the process? How do linguistic plurality and difference recur as themes in public discourse and language policy on the one hand, and in narratives and everyday conversations of various social groups on the other? What kind of linguistic ideologies emerge, and how are they shaped by the media? How do these processes affect political decision making and linguistic codification?

Item Type: Book Section
ISBNs: 9783823363361 (hardback)
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Subjects: P Language and Literature > PD Germanic languages
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Modern Languages
ePrint ID: 48214
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November 2007Published
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:24
The German language and the future of Europe : ideologies, policies and practices
Funded by: Arts and Humanities Research Council (18341/1)
1 October 2004 to 30 September 2008

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