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Title: Kommunikation und Öffentlichkeit [Communication and the Public]
Subtitle: Sprachwissenschaftliche Potenziale zwischen Empirie und Norm
Edited By: Susanne Günthner
Wolfgang Imo
Dorothee Meer
Jan Georg Schneider
Series Title: De Gruyter Reihe Germanistische Linguistik 296

For a number of years, there has been mounting concern and debate in Germany about the “decline of language”. From a linguistic perspective, this hypothesis of decline cannot be substantiated. Public debate, however, does raise some new questions about the stability and mutability of language norms. This volume undertakes a linguistic examination of the relationship between empiricism and standards in relation to various forms and domains of communication, including school, the workplace, and new media. The book’s intended audience includes academics and educators, as well as the lay public interested in linguistic issues.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
General Linguistics
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110289701
Pages: 323
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95

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ISBN-13: 9783110289916
Pages: 323
Prices: Europe EURO 99.95