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National Varieties of German outside Germany

A European Perspective

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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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German Linguistic and Cultural Studies Edited by Peter Rolf Lutzeier At a time when German Studies faces a serious challenge to its identity and position in the European and international context, this new series aims to reflect the increasing importance of both culture (in the widest sense) and linguistics to the study of German in Britain and Ireland. GLCS will publish monographs and collections of essays of a high scholarly standard which deal with German in its socio-cultural context, in multilingual and multicultural settings, in its European and international context and with its use in the media. The series will also explore the impact on German society of particular ideas, movements and economic trends and will discuss curriculum provision and development in universities in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Contributions in English or German will be welcome. Volume 1 Peter Rolf Lutzeier (ed.): German Studies: Old and New Challenges Undergraduate Programmes in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland 249 pp. 1998. ISBN 3-906757-59-5 I US-ISBN 0-8204-3411-6 Volume 2 Nicholas Railton: German Evangelical Alliance and the Third Reich An Analysis of the <

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