Linguistic Purism in the Germanic Languages

Linguistic Purism in the Germanic Languages

by Nils Langer
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110183374

ISBN-13: 9783110183375

Pub. Date: 04/18/2005

Publisher: De Gruyter

This volume deals with linguistic purism in its many realizations. In particular, the articles look at the relationship of purism to historical prescriptivism (e.g., the influence of grammarians in the 17th and 18th centuries), to nationhood (e.g., the instrumentalising of purism in the standardisation of Afrikaans or Luxembourgish), to modern society (e.g., the

Overview

This volume deals with linguistic purism in its many realizations. In particular, the articles look at the relationship of purism to historical prescriptivism (e.g., the influence of grammarians in the 17th and 18th centuries), to nationhood (e.g., the instrumentalising of purism in the standardisation of Afrikaans or Luxembourgish), to modern society (e.g., the existence of puristic tendencies in computer chatrooms), to folk linguistics (e.g., lay perceptions of different varieties of English), and to academic linguistics (e.g., the presence of puristic notions in the historiography of German or English).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110183375
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
04/18/2005
Series:
Studia Linguistica Germanica, #75
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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