Metalinguistic Perspectives on Germanic Languages: European Case Studies from Past to Present by Gijsbert RuttenMetalinguistic Perspectives on Germanic Languages: European Case Studies from Past to Present by Gijsbert Rutten

Metalinguistic Perspectives on Germanic Languages: European Case Studies from Past to Present

EditorGijsbert Rutten, Kristine Horner

Paperback | September 30, 2016

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In what ways has language been central to constructing, challenging and reconfiguring social and political boundaries? This volume traverses space and time to explore the construction of such boundaries. Focusing on the ways that language functions as an inclusive and divisive marker of identity, the volume includes case studies on Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. It also explores the northern and southern borderlands of present-day Germany as well as the city of Cologne and the surrounding Ruhr area. The chapters critically engage with focused accounts of past and present language situations, practices and policies. Taken as a whole, the volume stresses the importance of studying metalinguistic perspectives as a means of enabling detailed analyses and challenging generalizations.
Gijsbert Rutten is Senior Researcher in the Historical Sociolinguistics of Dutch and Assistant Professor in Dutch Historical Linguistics at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. He currently directs the research project ‘Going Dutch: The Construction of Dutch in Policy, Practice and Discourse, 1750–1850’, which analyses languag...
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Title:Metalinguistic Perspectives on Germanic Languages: European Case Studies from Past to PresentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:September 30, 2016Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034318537

ISBN - 13:9783034318532

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