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Title: Sprachkontakt, Sprachvariation, Migration: Methodenfragen und Prozessanalysen
Edited By: Thomas Stehl
Claudia Schlaak
Lena Busse
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?263957
Series Title: Sprachkontakte. Variation, Migration und Sprachdynamik / Language contacts. Variation, migration and dynamics of languages / Contacts linguistiques. Variation, migration et dynamique linguistique
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In diesem Sammelband werden Beiträge zu der Sektion «Sprachkontakt, Sprachvariation, Migration: Methodenfragen und Prozessanalysen» publiziert, die im Rahmen des XXXII. Romanistentages Romanistik im Dialog vom 25.09. bis 28.09.2011 in Berlin stattfand. Schwerpunkt der Sektionsarbeit war die kontrastive Gegenüberstellung von ortsstabilen, statischen und ortsmobilen, dynamischen Sprachkontakten, wobei vor allem die durch Migration ausgelösten Prozesse von Sprachkontakt, Sprachwandel und sprachlich vermitteltem Kulturtransfer sowie deren Ausprägungen und Folgen im Zentrum der Analyse stehen sollten.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Language Family(ies): Romance
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783631639573
Pages: 413
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