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Thorsten Brato

This book is the first major sociophonetic work on the urban accent of Aberdeen in North-East Scotland. The study shows how the accent has changed following the large-scale immigration from other parts of Scotland and the UK since the 1970s. It is rooted in a dialect contact framework and based on sociolinguistic interviews with a stratified sample of 44 Aberdonians. The study uses an innovative method to assess the importance of the individual speaker in innovating and conserving the local accent. Based on six phonological variables, it shows how the traditional variants are replaced or marginalised, supraregional forms gain ground and strongly marked forms typical of Glaswegian or London English are added to the local feature pool.

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Norms in Educational Linguistics – Normen in Educational Linguistics

Linguistic, Didactic and Cultural Perspectives – Sprachwissenschaftliche, didaktische und kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven

Stefanie Dose, Sandra Götz, Thorsten Brato and Christiane Brand

This volume is a collection of German and English papers presented at a symposium for young researchers on ‘Norms in Educational Linguistics’, which was held in Giessen (Germany) in 2008. The proceedings represent a multitude of philologies, theoretical frameworks and applications and are structured in thematic sections ranging from Language policy as a reflection of cultural norms to Norm, standard, deviation and Target norms in foreign language teaching.
Dieser Band ist eine Sammlung von deutsch- und englischsprachigen Beiträgen, die bei einem Symposium für Nachwuchswissenschaftler zu ‘Normen in der Educational Linguistics’ (Gießen, 2008) gehalten wurden. Die Betrachtung verschiedenster Sprachen und theoretischer Ansätze sowie die Anwendungsbeispiele zeichnen diesen Band aus, in dem die Normfrage anhand von drei Schwerpunktbereichen diskutiert wird: Sprachpolitik als Ausdruck kultureller Normen; Norm, Standard, Abweichung und Zielnormen im Fremdsprachenunterricht.