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Sprache(n) für Europa. Mehrsprachigkeit als Chance / Language(s) for Europe. Multilingualism as a Chance

Auswahl an Beiträgen des 52. Linguistischen Kolloquiums in Erlangen (2017) / Selected Papers of the 52nd Linguistics Colloquium in Erlangen (2017)

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Edited By Jürg Strässler

Dieses Buch präsentiert eine Auswahl an Beiträgen des 52. Linguistischen Kolloquiums 2017 in Erlangen. Unter dem Konferenzthema «Sprache(n) für Europa – Mehrsprachigkeit als Chance» behandeln die 25 Beiträge in deutscher und englischer Sprache vor allem Erst- und Zweitspracherwerb, sprachdidaktische Aspekte sowie Mehrsprachigkeit in interkultureller Kommunikation. Darüber hinaus werden neben Experimenteller Linguistik, Corpus Linguistik und Medienlinguistik auch sprachhistorische, sprachpolitische und pragmatische Aspekte beleuchtet.

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Britain’s Divorce from the European Union – Will Brexit have an Impact on the Use of English in Europe? (Karin Ebeling)

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Karin Ebeling

Britain’s Divorce from the European Union – Will Brexit have an Impact on the Use of English in Europe?

1 Introduction

The status of English in Europe and varieties of English used in Europe and the institutions of the European Union are traditionally domains of investigations in sociolinguistics. There is general agreement among sociolinguists that English, which is our common global language, plays an important part in Europe in very different kinds of transnational activities. Thereby, English undergoes changes, it acquires features that make it very distinct from the varieties of English used in its mother country, England.

In the context of Europe, English is above all a foreign language of speakers with exceptions in Ireland and Malta, where it functions as co-official language along with Gaelic and Maltese respectively. English is the language chosen in all kinds of communicative interactions among people who do not share a common language. Besides, English is used in social, political and cultural communicative events within European nation states. English is one of the official languages of the European Union and an important working or procedural language used within the institutions of the European Union. But the status of English has increasingly been questioned since the In-Out Referendum of British membership in the EU on 23 June 2016 and the triggering of Article 50 of the EU Constitution by the British Government, on 29 March 2017. The majority vote for Britain’s exit from the EU...

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