Linguistic Purism in the Germanic Languages

Linguistic Purism in the Germanic Languages

by Nils Langer
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110183374

ISBN-13: 9783110183375

Pub. Date: 12/28/2011

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

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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:
12/28/2011
Series:
Studia Linguistica Germanica Series, #75
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

An introduction to linguistic purism1
Language norm and language reality : effectiveness and limits of prescriptivism in new high German20
Taming thistles and weeds amidst the wheat : language gardening in nineteenth-century flanders46
Bad language in Germany's past - the birth of linguistic norms in the seventeenth century?62
The revolutionary argumentative pattern in puristic discourse : the Swabian dialect in the debate about the standardization of German in the eighteenth century85
A comparative study of linguistic purism in the history of England and Germany97
Linguistic purism in German-speaking Switzerland and the Deutschschweizerischer Sprachverein 1904-1942110
Language nationalism in the Schiller commemoration addresses of 1859124
Standard Afrikaans and the different faces of 'pure' Afrikaans in the twentieth century144
Reimagining the nation : discourses of language purism in Luxembourg166
On the role of language ideologies in linguistic theory and practice : purism and beyond188
Elements of traditional and 'reverse' purism in relation to computer-mediated communication205
Once an Ossi, always an Ossi : language ideologies and social division in contemporary Germany221
'The grand daddy of English' : US, UK, New Zealand and Australian students' attitudes towards varieties of English240
Linguistic purism from several perspectives : views from the 'secure' and the 'insecure'252
Dialect and written language : change in dialect norms in the history of the German language263
Investigating puristic attitudes in France : folk perceptions of variation in standard French282
"Caution is not always the better part of valour" - purism in the historiography of the German language302
Some effects of purist ideologies on historical descriptions of English324
Usefulness and uselessness of the term Fremdwort343

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