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Title: Zeichen und Stil
Subtitle: Der Mehrwert der Variation - Festschrift für Beate Henn-Memmesheimer
Edited By: Georg Albert
Joachim Franz
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/?264404
Series Title: Variolingua. Nonstandard - Standard - Substandard

Sprache ist stets eingebettet in historische Situationen, in denen Akteure spezifische Interessen verfolgen. Die Auswahlentscheidungen, die sie dabei bezüglich sprachlicher Zeichen treffen, sind soziolinguistisch interpretierbar. Der Fokus auf Varianten als interpretierbare Zeichen führt dann auch zur Einsicht in die unterschiedliche Interpretierbarkeit sprachlicher Zeichen je nach sozio-kulturellem Kontext. Sprachliche Handlungen in ihrem sozio-kulturellen Kontext zu interpretieren ohne auf verallgemeinerbare Aussagen über die Struktur einer Sprache zu verzichten, stellt für die Sprachwissenschaft noch immer eine lohnende Herausforderung dar. Der Band vereint Beiträge, die sich zu dieser Herausforderung positionieren und sich mit den unterschiedlichen Ansätzen in den Forschungsarbeiten von Beate Henn-Memmesheimer beschäftigen.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783631644041
Pages: 229
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