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Description - The German-Speaking World by Patrick Stevenson

This textbook offers students the opportunity to explore for themselves a wide range of sociolinguistic issues relating to the German language and its role in societies around the world. It is written for undergraduate students who have a sound practical knowledge of German but who have little or no knowledge of linguistics or sociolinguistics. It combines text with practical exercises and discussion questions to stimulate readers to think for themselves and to tackle specific problems. In Part One, Stevenson invites readers to investigate and reflect on issues about the status and function of the German language in relation to its speakers and to speakers of other languages with which it comes into contact. In Part Two the focus shifts to the forms and functions of individual features of the language. This involves, for example, identifying features of regional speech forms, analyzing similarities and differences between written and spoken German, or looking at the "social meaning" underlying different forms of address. Part Three explores the relationship between the German language and the nature of "Germanness".

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415129855
ISBN-10: 0415129850
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Pages: 274
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 22-May-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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