The German Language and the Real World: Sociolinguistic, Cultural, and Pragmatic Perspectives on Contemporary German / Edition 1

The German Language and the Real World: Sociolinguistic, Cultural, and Pragmatic Perspectives on Contemporary German / Edition 1

by Patrick Stevenson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198237383

ISBN-13: 9780198237389

Pub. Date: 10/28/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Language has always been a major marker of cultural identity in the German-speaking world, and the reunification of Germany, with its dramatic political and cultural consequences, has led to an upsurge of interest in contemporary German. In this collection of essays, German linguists consider a wide range of topics, including language change, language in political

Overview

Language has always been a major marker of cultural identity in the German-speaking world, and the reunification of Germany, with its dramatic political and cultural consequences, has led to an upsurge of interest in contemporary German. In this collection of essays, German linguists consider a wide range of topics, including language change, language in political discourse, language in Berlin after the wall, language and gender, the speech styles of youth subcultures, and language and television.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198237389
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1420L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

The Study of Real Language: Observing the Observers, Patrick Stevenson
To What Extent is German an International Language?, Ulrich Ammon
Germanness: Language and Nation, Florian Coulmas
Norms and Reforms, Wolfgang Werner Sauer and Helmut Glück
Directions of Change in Contemporary German, Helmut Glück and Wolfgang Werner Sauer
After the Wall: Social Change and Linguistic Variation in Berlin, Helmut Schönfeld and Peter Schlobinski
Theories of Sociolinguistic Variation in the German Context, Norbert Dittmar
Language in Intercultural Communication, Martina Rost-Roth
Critical Linguistics and the Study of Institutional Communication, Ruth Wodak
Political Discourse: The Language of Right and Left in Germany, Siegfried Jäger
Evaluation of Language use in Public Discourse: Language Attitudes in Austria, Sylvia Moosmüller
Language and Gender, Marlis Hellinger
Jugendsprachen: Speech Styles of Youth Subcultures, Peter Schlobinski
Language and Television, Werner Holly
The Study of Real Language: Observing the Observers, Patrick Stevenson
To What Extent is German an International Language?, Ulrich Ammon
Germanness: Language and Nation, Florian Coulmas
Norms and Reforms, Wolfgang Werner Sauer and Helmut Glück
Directions of Change in Contemporary German, Helmut Glück and Wolfgang Werner Sauer
After the Wall: Social Change and Linguistic Variation in Berlin, Helmut Schönfeld and Peter Schlobinski
Theories of Sociolinguistic Variation in the German Context, Norbert Dittmar
Language in Intercultural Communication, Martina Rost-Roth
Critical Linguistics and the Study of Institutional Communication, Ruth Wodak
Political Discourse: The Language of Right and Left in Germany, Siegfried Jäger
Evaluation of Language use in Public Discourse: Language Attitudes in Austria, Sylvia Moosmüller
Language and Gender, Marlis Hellinger
Jugendsprachen: Speech Styles of Youth Subcultures, Peter Schlobinski
Language and Television, Werner Holly

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