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Title: Deutsche Sprache und Kolonialismus
Subtitle: Aspekte der nationalen Kommunikation 1884-1919
Edited By: Ingo H. Warnke

The volume is concerned with Imperial Germany's identity as a colonial
power from the perspectives of language history and discourse analysis. The
formation of identity as a colonising power cannot be separated from the
establishment of particular forms of communication. It is principally
through linguistic action that a sense of communal equality is created.
Thus the discursive, ideological and imagined identity as a colonial power
manifests itself as a substantial field in national communication between
1884/85 and 1919. The articles in the volume are designed to make a
fundamental contribution to the linguistic history of German colonialism.

Published by de Gruyter.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110212594
Pages: 373
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110212594
Pages: 373
Prices: U.S. $ 140.00
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9783110200379
Pages: 373
Prices: U.S. $ 140.00