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Title: Deutsch in soziolinguistischer Sicht
Subtitle: Sprachverwendung in Interkulturalitätskontexten
Edited By: Csaba Földes
URL: http://www.narr.de/details.php?catp=&p_id=16571
Series Title: Beiträge zur Interkulturellen Germanistik, Band 1
Description:

Der Band reflektiert moderne Tendenzen der internationalen Soziolinguistik
vor allem am empirischen Material deutscher Sprachverwendungsmuster in
Interkulturalitätssituationen. In diesem Kontext werden sprachkommunikative
Bezugsrahmen, soziale sowie spracherwerbsorientierte Faktoren des aktuellen
Umgangs mit deutschen Varietäten beschrieben, wobei Deutsch als
Minderheitensprache / Sprachinsel-Deutsch große Beachtung findet.
Angesprochen wird darüber hinaus die Frage nach der kulturspezifischen
Verwendung des Deutschen in diversen interkulturellen Situationen.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783823365716
Pages: 158
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