Alsatian Acts of Identity: Language Use and Language Attitudes in Alsace

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Multilingual Matters, 1993 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 204 pages
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A German dialect spoken in Alsace (France), has rapidly lost way to French since 1945. This book investigates language choice, language attitudes and ethnic identity in Alsace today. The Alsatian case study points out the complex interrelationship of linguistic and identity change with historical, social and psychological processes.
 

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Contents
1
The Geography Dialect and History of Alsace
7
Review of Previous Studies
28
Language Choice and Code Switching in Alsace
61
Analysis of Conversations
71
Language Use in Southern Alsace
101
Attitudes Towards Languages in Southern Alsace
146
Conclusion
172
Sample of Student Questionnaire
182
Sample of Adult Questionnaire
188
Bibliography of Works Cited
195
Index
202
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