The German Language in a Changing Europe / Edition 1

The German Language in a Changing Europe / Edition 1

by Michael Clyne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521499704

ISBN-13: 9780521499705

Pub. Date: 06/28/1999

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Recent sociopolitical events have profoundly changed the status and functions of German and influenced its usage. In this textbook Michael Clyne revises and expands his original analysis of the German language in Language and Society in the German-Speaking Countries (CUP, 1984) in the light of such changes as the end of the Cold War, German unification, increasing…  See more details below

Overview

Recent sociopolitical events have profoundly changed the status and functions of German and influenced its usage. In this textbook Michael Clyne revises and expands his original analysis of the German language in Language and Society in the German-Speaking Countries (CUP, 1984) in the light of such changes as the end of the Cold War, German unification, increasing European integration, and the changing self-images of Austria, Switzerland and Luxembourg. His wide-ranging exploration shows that the German-speaking countries all have problems or dilemmas concerning nationhood or ethnicity that are language-related and/or language-marked.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521499705
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1. The status of German in contemporary Europe; 2. German as a pluricentric language; 3. German in divided and unified Germany; 4. Language and regionalism in Germany and Austria; 5. Communication patterns; 6. Gender, generation and politics: variation and change in language and discourse; 7. Communication norms and communication barriers; 8. Recent Anglo-American influence.

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