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The German Language and the Real World : Sociolinguistic, Cultural, and Pragmatic Perspectives on Contemporary German - Patrick Stevenson

The German Language and the Real World

Sociolinguistic, Cultural, and Pragmatic Perspectives on Contemporary German

By: Patrick Stevenson (Editor)

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Published: 1st July 1997
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This collection of specially commissioned essays focuses on the forms, functions, and uses of contemporary German in the period of dynamic change following reunification. Some contributors address broad issueslanguage and national identity, the status of German as an international language, language change and attempts to fix the form of the language, and sociolinguistic variationwhile others examine topics of particular significance in the current sociopolitical climate. These include social change and linguistic variation in Berlin after the Wall, the political language of the Right and Left, the speech of youth subcultures, language and gender, language and television, and language in intercultural communication. Reviews of the hardback edition `This volume fills a void in up-to-date English-language information on German linguistics. Highly recommended for all college and university collections, as well as public libraries.' Choice, 33: 3, November 1995 `The appearance of this collection is timely. . .it updates us on important, immediate issues affecting German language and society' `. . .while this work will be appreciated most by those focusing on sociolinguistics in the German-speaking context, those searching for comparative sociolinguistic material will find it a valuable source as well.' `All in all, Stevenson has organized an interesting and useful volume for Germanophile sociolinguists and for those interested in a multidimensional real German.' Language Learning, 46:1, March 1996

`These contributions work well together as a collected volume. They constitute a theme, and raise interesting questions for future research.' Neil G. Jacobs, Ohio State University, Language in Society 26:2 (1997) `These contributions work well together as a collected volume. They constitute a theme, and raise interesting questions for future research.' Neil G. Jacobs, Ohio State University, Language in Society 26:2 (1997) `This volume gives an excellent overview of the situation of the German language today. ... I commend this book to all those with an interest in the German language of the 1990s in the context of social and political changes taking place in the German-speaking countries.' Notes on Linguistics 78, 1997 `A wide-ranging volume.' Year's Work in Modern language Studies This volume is mainly a collection of syntheses of previous research in different areas, and as such it does succeed at providing the reader with an overview of how German and Austrian scholars of sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and discourse analysis analyze the 'German language in the real world'. / Jennifer Dailey-O'Cain, University of Alberta, and Rosina Lippi-Green, Western Washington University, American Journal of German Linguistics and Literatures, Vol 10, no 1, 1998

Patrick Stevenson: The Study of Real Language: Observing the Observers Ulrich Ammon: To What Extent is German an International Language? Florian Coulmas: Germanness: Language and Nation Wolfgang Werner Sauer and Helmut Glück: Norms and Reforms Helmut Glück and Wolfgang Werner Sauer: Directions of Change in Contemporary German Helmut Schönfeld and Peter Schlobinski: After the Wall: Social Change and Linguistic Variation in Berlin Norbert Dittmar: Theories of Sociolinguistic Variation in the German Context Martina Rost-Roth: Language in Intercultural Communication Ruth Wodak: Critical Linguistics and the Study of Institutional Communication Siegfried Jäger: Political Discourse: The Language of Right and Left in Germany Sylvia Moosmüller: Evaluation of Language use in Public Discourse: Language Attitudes in Austria Marlis Hellinger: Language and Gender Peter Schlobinski: Jugendsprachen: Speech Styles of Youth Subcultures Werner Holly: Language and Television

ISBN: 9780198237389
ISBN-10: 0198237383
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 1st July 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.34 x 15.62  x 2.34
Weight (kg): 0.65