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National Varieties of German outside Germany

A European Perspective


Edited By Gabrielle Hogan-Brun

In what way do the national varieties of German outside Germany differ? How do they manifest themselves in different levels of language use? What attitudes exist towards the use of these varieties and how are they reflected in national and European-wide language policies? What is the role of the media?
This collection of especially commissioned articles, written in English by internationally renowned experts, explores these and related questions. It draws together research on the status and role of German and on attitudes towards its use in Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy (South Tyrol), France (Alsace), Denmark (Nordschleswig) and Hungary.


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Notes on Contributors Antony Alcock is Professor of European Studies at the University of Ulster where he began teaching in 1974. Before that he worked for the United Nations in Geneva and New York as well as the European institutions in Brussels. Since writing his doctorate on the South Tyrol question in the 1960s for the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva he has specialised in the protection of European regional cultural minorities, writing extensively on South Tyrol, Cyprus, the Aland Islands and Northern Ireland. From 1996 to 1998 he participated in the negotiations leading to the Belfast Agreement. Email: Stephen Barbour is Lecturer in German at the University of Oxford. He researches and teaches in the areas of German language, the lin- guistics of German, and general linguistics, especially sociolinguistics, with a focus on the role of language in national identity. Recent publi- cations include Variation im Deutschen, with Patrick Stevenson (De Gruyter, 1998), and a number of papers on language and nationalism. He co-edited (with C. Carmichael) Language and Nationalism in Europe (Oxford University Press, 2000). Emai I: stephen. uk Judith Broadbridge is Award Tutor/Team Leader for French at Staf- fordshire University. Her research centres on sociolinguistic theory and on methodology in sociolinguistic research. She has published papers on French language policy and Alsatian in Alsace. Email: Jeroen Darquennes is Researcher at the Research Centre on Multi- lingualism in Brussels and Teaching Assistant in German Linguistics at the Katholieke Universiteit Brussel...

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