Patrick Stevenson and Jenny Carl

in Language and Social Change in Central Europe

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780748635986
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748671472 | DOI:

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This chapter establishes the main themes of the book and situates it in relation to the relevant literature on language ideologies, language policies / the politics of language, multilingualism, narrative, and identities. It justifies and explains the methodologies used in the study and the focus on German, and outlines the structure of the book and briefly summarises the focus of each subsequent chapter.

Keywords: Language ideologies; Language policy; Politics of language; Multilingualism; Narrative; Language and identity; German language

Chapter.  4428 words. 

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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