Variation in German: A Critical Approach to German Sociolinguistics

Variation in German: A Critical Approach to German Sociolinguistics

by Stephen Barbour, Patrick Stevenson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521353971

ISBN-13: 9780521353977

Pub. Date: 05/10/1990

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This examination of the inter-relationship of language and society in German-speaking countries is the most detailed English account of German sociolinguistics for students as well as researchers.

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This examination of the inter-relationship of language and society in German-speaking countries is the most detailed English account of German sociolinguistics for students as well as researchers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521353977
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/10/1990
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The historical background; 3. The German tradition of dialectology; 4. Language and society: urban speech, urbanization and 'new dialectology'; 5. Sociolinguistic variation and the continuum of colloquial speech; 6. Standard and non-standard German: their rôle in society; 7. Language in multilingual societies: the Federal Republic and Switzerland; 8. Contact and conflict; 9. Conclusions and prospects.

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