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Title: Variation im Deutschen (Variation in German)
Subtitle: Soziolinguistische Perspektiven
Written By: Stephen Barbour
Patrick Stevenson
Translated By: Konstanze Gebel
Series Title: de Gruyter Studienbuch

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This book, which examines the interrelations of language and society in
German-speaking countries, is the most detailed account of German
sociolinguistics to appear in English. Topics covered include the history
and development of the German language, German as a minority language,
traditional dialects, the influence of English on German, and German in the
East and West.

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Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3110145812
ISBN-13: 9783110145816
Pages: 354
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