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Globalization and the Future of German : With a Select Bibliography - Andreas Gardt

Globalization and the Future of German

With a Select Bibliography

By: Andreas Gardt (Editor), Bernd Huppauf (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th July 2004
ISBN: 9783110179187
Number Of Pages: 387
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Is the world en route to becoming a linguistic colony of the United States? Or is this dramatic view an exaggeration, and there is no danger to linguistic diversity at all? The German language is at the center of an intensive debate on this issue. Its position in the world is under increasing pressure due to the growing importance of (American) English as the language of globalization. The articles in this volume deal with the national and international position of German in relation to English, language policies, the future of German as a language of science, German in the USA, and the intellectual and aesthetic dimensions of encountering a foreign language. They present critical assessments addressing the dangers for the future of languages other than English, as well as positions which perceive the growing importance of English as a challenge and resource rather than as a threat.

Globalization - threats and opportunitiesp. 3
Globalization and languagep. 25
The past, present, and future of world Englishp. 27
English as threat or resource in continental Europep. 47
Global English - a new Lingua Franca or a new imperial culture?p. 65
English rules the world : what will become of German?p. 85
Language policies in East and West : national language policies as a response to the pressures of globalizationp. 99
The impact of English on the vocabulary and grammatical structure of Germanp. 119
German as an endangered language?p. 121
Does "Denglish" dedifferentiate our perceptions of nature? : the view of a nature lover and language "fighter"p. 139
Internationalizing science and technologyp. 155
German as an international language of the sciences - recent past and presentp. 157
The future of German and other non-English languages for academic communicationp. 173
Language and identityp. 185
The German language and the linguistic diversity of Europep. 187
Language and national identityp. 197
Yiddish and German : an on-again, off-again relationship - and some of the more important factors determining the future of Yiddishp. 213
The past and future of the Pennsylvania German language : many ways of speaking German; many ways of being Americanp. 229
German in the USAp. 243
Language policies of the Goethe-Institutp. 245
The Kulturpolitik of German-speaking countries in the USAp. 253
Self-inflicted wounds? : why German enrollments are droppingp. 265
Meeting the challenge : the future of German study in the United Statesp. 281
German in Wisconsin : language change and lossp. 293
Language and the creative mindp. 305
The seductive aesthetics of globalization : semiotic implications of anglicisms in Germanp. 307
Critically "Kanak" : a reimagination of German culturep. 319
Globalization : a look at the positive sidep. 341
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ISBN: 9783110179187
ISBN-10: 3110179180
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 387
Published: 26th July 2004
Publisher: De Gruyter
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 18.01  x 2.52
Weight (kg): 0.67