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Author Stevenson, Patrick, 1954-

Title Language and social change in Central Europe [electronic resource] : discourses on policy, identity and the German language / Patrick Stevenson and Jenny Carl.

Imprint Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2010.

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Description 1 online resource (292 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-272) and index.
Summary This book explores the dynamics of language and social change in central Europe in the context of the end of the Cold War and eastern expansion of the European Union. One outcome of the profound social transformations in central Europe since the Second World War has been the reshaping of the relationship between particular languages and linguistic varieties, especially between 'national' languages and regional or ethnic minority languages. Previous studies have investigated these transformed relationships from the macro perspective of language policies, while others have taken more fine-graine.
Contents Discourses on language in social life : theoretical and methodological orientations -- Sociolinguistic histories and the footprint of German in eastern central Europe -- Language policy discourses : interventions and intersections -- Language (auto)biographies : narrating multilingual selves -- Language ideologies : negotiating linguistic identities.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Social change -- Europe, Central.
Language and languages -- Political aspects.
Sociolinguistics -- Europe, Central.
Language policy -- Europe, Central.
German language -- Political aspects -- Europe, Central -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Carl, Jenny.
Other Form: Print version: Stevenson, Patrick, 1954- Language and social change in Central Europe. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2010 9780748635986 (OCoLC)320798922
ISBN 9780748635993 (electronic bk.)
0748635998 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786612749650