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The German Language in a Changing Europe / Edition 2

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Overview

This study revises and expands its original analysis of the German language in Language and Society in the German-speaking Countries (CUP, 1984) in the light of the end of the Cold War, German unification, increasing European integration, and the changing images of Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg.
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"With The German Language in a changing Europe, Michael Clyne has once again produced a most insightful, readable, and, above all, usseful text. ...Clyne's approach...gives the book as a whole its uniqueness and its broad appeal to students and scholars of German language and culture, and renders it a first-rate addition to teaching and research resources in German studies." American Journal of Germanic Linguistics & Literatures
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521462693
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2004
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 269
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Table of Contents

List of maps
List of tables
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
1 The status of German in contemporary Europe 3
2 German as a pluricentric language 20
3 German in divided and unified Germany 66
4 Language and regionalism in Germany and Austria 89
5 Communication patterns 120
6 Gender, generation and politics - variation and change in language and discourse 141
7 Communication norms and communication barriers 175
8 Recent Anglo-American influence 200
Closing remarks 218
Glossary of linguistic terms used 219
Bibliography 223
Subject index 259
Index of names 264
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