The German-Speaking World: A Practical Introduction to Sociolinguistic Issues

2nd Edition

Patrick Stevenson, Kristine Horner, Nils Langer, Gertrud Reershemius

Routledge
Published October 10, 2017
Reference - 176 Pages - 55 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138858428 - CAT# Y177656
Series: Routledge Language in Society

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Summary

The German-Speaking World is an accessible textbook that offers students the opportunity to explore for themselves a wide range of sociolinguistic issues relating to the German language and its role in the world.

This new, second edition has been fully revised to reflect the many political and social changes of the last 20 years including the impact of technology on language change. It continues to combine text with practical exercises and discussion questions to stimulate readers to think for themselves and to tackle specific problems.

Key features of this book:

  • Informative and comprehensive: covers a wide range of current issues
  • Practical: contains a variety of graded exercises and tasks plus an index of terms
  • Topical and contemporary: deals with current situations and provides up-to-date illustrative material
  • Thought-provoking: encourages students to reflect and research for themselves

The German-Speaking World is the ideal textbook for undergraduate students who have a sound practical knowledge of German but who have little or no knowledge of linguistics or sociolinguistics.

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