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The German-speaking World


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Acknowledgements. Introduction. How to Use This Book. Part 1. 1. German: Language, People, Place. 2. German in Contact With Other Languages. 3. German as an International Language Part 2. Exploring Linguistic Variation. 4. Regional Variation in Spoken German. 5. Written German, Spoken German. 6. Public Language. 7. Communicative Conventions and Social Relations. 8. Language and Gender. 9. Multicultural Society and Intercultural Encounters. 10. Sprachkultur: Preserving the Cultural Heritage. 11. Sprachkritik: Public Attitudes Towards Language Use. 12. Sprachwende: Language Change as Social Change. Index of Terms. Bibliography.


'Accessible and affordable, it is an ideal introductory text...' - Bill Dodd, University of Birmingham

' ... this book is informative, interesting and interactive. I recommend it to anyone teaching a course on German sociolinguistics.' - Christina Schaffner, Aston University

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