Germanic Language Histories 'from Below' (1700-2000)

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Stephan Elspass
Walter de Gruyter, 2007 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 520 pages
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Focusing on the sociolinguistic history of Germanic languages, the current volume challenges the traditional teleological approach of language historiography. The 30 contributions present alternative histories of ten big as well as small Germanic languages and varieties in the last 300 years. Topics covered in this book include language variation and change and the politics of language contact and choice, seen against the background of standardization processes of written and oral text genres and from the viewpoint of larger sections of the population."
  

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Contents

Stephan ElspaB Augsburg
3
Marina Dossena Bergamo
13
Tony Fairman Independent Researcher
31
Nicola McLelland Nottingham
45
X
46
Gertrud Reershemius Aston Birmingham
69
Marijke van der Wal Leiden
83
Agnete Nesse Bodo
411
Stefaniya Ptashnyk LvivWrociawTiibingen
437
Eline Vanhecke and Jetje De Groof Brussels
449
Angelika Linke Zurich
473
Richard J Watts Bern
495
Index
514
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Stephan Elspass, University of Augsburg, Germany; Nils Langer, University of Bristol, UK; Joachim Scharloth, University of Zurich, Switzerland; Wim Vandenbussche, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.

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