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Title: Sprachkritik [Language Criticism. Approaches and Methods of Critical Language Observation]
Subtitle: Ansätze und Methoden der kritischen Sprachbetrachtung
Edited By: Jörg Kilian
Thomas Niehr
Jürgen Schiewe
Series Title: Germanistische Arbeitshefte 43

This textbook provides an introduction into linguistically based language
criticism for students of German studies and other philologies as well as
for general readers interested in language criticism. The critique focuses
on the merits of the German language with respect to acquisition,
perception, recognition and presentation of the so-called extralinguistic
reality. The approaches and practical possibilities of language criticism
are presented from three perspectives: "Linguistics, Language Didactics"
and from the point of view of the general public interested in language
("Folk Linguistics").

* Basic introduction
* Linguistic methodological approach
* Language use

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): German
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9783110231465
Pages: 167
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783110231342
Pages: 167
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