Diglossia (rindler Schjerve) Br. Lpsp 9

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Rosita Rindler Schjerve
Walter de Gruyter, 2003 - History - 351 pages
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This book is about the struggle for social power in the interethnic context of the Austrian part of the 19th Austro-Hungarian Empire. It explores how the struggle for power is reflected in attempts to control language use at different levels of discursive interaction, and how, in a context of intricate and multiple language contact, language became a prominent site for interethnic controversies and conflict. The book shows how, in the wake of ongoing democratization, in particular in 1848-1849 and after 1860, the non-German speaking nationalities of the Empire attempted to redefine their status by demanding recognition of their languages and cultures while German-dominated state nationalism tried to reestablish its endangered hegemony by granting linguistic and cultural autonomy to the various ethnic groups.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Historical context
15
Chapter 2
35
Case studies
59
Chapter 4
107
Chapter 5
167
Chapter 6
199
Chapter 7
233
Chapter 8
271
Chapter 9
311
Index
347
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Rosita Rindler Schjerve is Professor at the University of Vienna, Austria.

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