Edited By Anita Auer, Daniel Schreier, and Richard J. Watts
This book "challenges the assumption that there is only one 'legitimate' and homogenous form of English or of any other language" and "supports the view of different/alternative histories of the English language and will appeal to readers who are skeptical of 'standard' language ideology."
Der Sitz der Sprache im Leben [The Location of Language in Life]
“Linguistic history as a history of mentalities”, “linguistic hermeneutics”, and “affective lexis” – these are just a few examples of the interdisciplinary concepts that Fritz Hermanns (1940–2007) introduced to stimulate and enrich the crossover between German linguistics and cultural studies. This new volume presents these concepts for the first time alongside Hermanns’s contributions to linguistic history, as well as to his clarification of terminological issues in political speech.