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LINGUIST List 20.3044

Thu Sep 10 2009

Books: Socioling/Historical Ling: Horan, Langer, Watts (Eds)

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        1.    Christian Bieri, Landmarks in the History of the German Language: Horan, Langer, Watts (Eds)

Message 1: Landmarks in the History of the German Language: Horan, Langer, Watts (Eds)
Date: 09-Sep-2009
From: Christian Bieri <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: Landmarks in the History of the German Language: Horan, Langer, Watts (Eds)
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Title: Landmarks in the History of the German Language
Series Title: British and Irish Studies in German Language and Literature. Vol. 52
Published: 2009
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=11890

Editor: Geraldine Horan
Editor: Nils Langer
Editor: Sheila Watts
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039118908 Pages: 320 Price: U.S. $ 67.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039118908 Pages: 320 Price: Europe EURO 47.60 Comment: for Austria; incl. VAT
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039118908 Pages: 320 Price: U.K. £ 39.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039118908 Pages: 320 Price: Europe EURO 43.30
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039118908 Pages: 320 Price: Europe EURO 46.30 Comment: for Germany; incl. VAT
Abstract:

The contributions to this volume explore eleven key developments in the
external history of the German language, that is, the combination of
social, political and cultural circumstances which influenced the language
and its speakers. Some of these 'landmarks' are individuals or groups of
people who have exerted influence over the language: Charlemagne, Luther,
the early modern grammarians and lexicographers. Others are studies of
particular periods, places or groups which have not found their place in
more narrative accounts: standardisation in the nineteenth century, the
role of Low German, the state of German at the Stunde Null in 1945. An
overarching theme is the role of deliberate intervention in the development
of German, whether it took the form of education, prescriptivism, purism or
political manipulation. The essays, a number of which were originally
delivered as lectures in the University of Cambridge and all of which are
by specialists in the field, combine to provide a history of the German
language in its social context.

Contents:

Geraldine Horan/Nils Langer/Sheila Watts: Introduction - Rosamond
McKitterick: A Landmark Figure in the History of German? Charlemagne,
Language and Literacy - John L. Flood: Luther and Tyndale as Bible
Translators: Achievement and Legacy - Nicola McLelland: Understanding
German Grammar Takes Centuries - William Jervis Jones: Dictionaries and
their Role in the Formation of German (1500-1900) - Maria B. Lange: Texts
and Text Types in the History of German - Falco Pfalzgraf: Linguistic
Purism in the History of German - Martin Durrell: Deutsch: Teutons, Germans
or Dutch? The Problems of Defining a Nation - Winifred V. Davies: Standard
German in the Nineteenth Century - Nils Langer: Sociolinguistic Changes in
the History of Low German - Geraldine Horan: Gendered and Political
Discourses: Women in National Socialism - C.J. Wells: Language in Limbo?
Post-1945 German.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): German, Standard (deu)
                            Saxon, Low (nds)

Written In: English (eng )

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