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The German language and the real world : sociolinguistic, cultural, and pragmatic perspectives on contemporary German

Author: Patrick Stevenson
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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In this collection of essays, German linguists consider a wide range of topics, including language change, language in political discourse, language in Berlin after the Wall, language and gender, the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick Stevenson
ISBN: 0198237383 9780198237389
OCLC Number: 60157626
Awards: Winner of Choice outstanding academic book award 1995.
Description: xviii, 409 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The study of real language : observing the observers / Patrick Stevenson --
To what extent is German an international language? / Ulrich Ammon --
Germanness : language and nation / Florian Coulmas --
Norms and reforms : fixing the form of the language / Wolfgang Werner Sauer and Helmut Glück --
Directions of change in contemporary German / Helmut Glück and Wolfgang Werner Sauer --
After the wall : social change and linguistic variation in Berlin / Helmut Schönfeld and Peter Schlobinski --
Theories of sociolinguistic variation in the German context / Norbert Dittmar --
Language In intercultural communication / Martina Rost-Roth --
Critical linguistics and the study of institutional communication / Ruth Wodak --
Political discourse : the language of right and left in Germany / Siegfried Jäger --
Evaluation of language use in public discourse : language attitudes in Austria / Sylvia Moosmüller --
Language and gender / Marlis Hellinger --
Jugendsprachen : speech styles of youth subcultures / Peter Schlobinski --
Language and television / Werner Holly
Responsibility: edited by Patrick Stevenson.

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