Variation in German: A Critical Approach to German Sociolinguisticsby Stephen Barbour, Patrick Stevenson
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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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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