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Linguistic Construction of Ethnic Borders

Edited By Peter Rosenberg, Konstanze Jungbluth and Dagna Zinkhahn Rhobodes

This volume focuses on the linguistic constructs involved in ethnic borders. Ethnic borders have proven themselves to be surprisingly long-lived: in nearly all European countries and beyond, border demarcation, exclusion of foreigners, and minority conflicts are some of the most persistent challenges for nations and societies. Which linguistic factors play a role in the formation of these borders, especially those drawn along ethnic lines? Which linguistic constructs contribute to the negotiation, establishment and maintenance of ethnic groups and identities? Under which conditions can processes of linguistic convergence, hybrids, or transcultural identities be observed?
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Linguistic Construction of Ethnic Borders / Rosenberg, Peter ; Jungbluth, Konstanze ; Zinkhahn Rhobodes, Dagna (eds.).

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ISBN 978-3-631-65377-7 (Print) — ISBN 978-3-653-04595-6 (E-Book) 1. Group identity. 2. Ethnicity. 3. Linguistic analysis (Linguistics) 4. Anthropological linguistics. 5. Sociolinguistics. I. Rosenberg, Peter, 1953- editor. II. Jungbluth, Konstanze, 1958- editor. III. Zinkhahn Rhobodes, Dagna, 1986- editor.

P40.5.G76L46 2015



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ISBN 978-3-631-65377-7 (Print)

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DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-04595-6

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