Language, Discourse and Identity in Central Europe The German Language in a Multilingual Space

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  • Copyright: 2009-06-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Focusing on contact between German and other languages, the contributors in this book analyze the ways in which language practices and discourses on language have changed since the end of the Cold War.

Author Biography

JENNY CARL is currently working as a Research Fellow at the University of Southampton, UK and is co-author, with Patrick Stevenson, of Language Regimes in Central Europe.

PATRICK STEVENSON is Professor of German and Linguistic Studies at the University of Southampton, UK. His recent publications include Language and German Disunity: A Sociolinguistic History of East and West 1945-2000, Language Ideologies, Policies and Practices: Language and the Future of Europe (edited with Clare Mar-Molinero), and Testing Regimes: Critical Perspectives on Language, Migration and Citizenship in Europe (co-edited with Gabrielle Hogan-Brun and Clare Mar-Molinero).

Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. vii
List of Figuresp. viii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Notes on the Contributorsp. xi
Introduction: Central Europe as a Multilingual Spacep. 1
Language and European Identities: Centre and Periphery
Discourses about Enlarged and Multilingual Europe: Perspectives from German and Polish National Public Spheresp. 23
Border Crossings
The German Language in Poland: the Eternal Foe and the Wars on Wordsp. 51
'Die häet;rteste Sprachgrenze Europas?' Negotiating the Linguistic Divide in Theatres on the German-Polish Borderp. 73
Czech-German Relationships and Identity in a Cross-border Regionp. 96
Czech, German and English: Finding Their Place in Multinational Companies in the Czech Republicp. 122
Migrations Past and Present
Changes in the Linguistic Marketplace: The Case of German in Hungaryp. 149
Central European Time: Memories of Language - Lost and Found - in the Life Stories of German-speakersp. 165
Dialect Use and Discursive Identities of Migrants from the West in Eastern Germanyp. 185
Hablemos el mismo idioma? Salsa, Multilingualism and National Monolingual Ideologyp. 203
Towards a Multinational Concept of Culture: Romanian German Literature in Romanian and Hungarian Literaturep. 224
Language and European Identities: Periphery and Centre
Revisisting History: The 2007 European Capital of Culture and the Integration of Fractal Europep. 241
Indexp. 261
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