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Language Norms and Mentalities. the History of Language Awareness in Germany from 1766 to 1785

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ISBN-10: 3484312556

ISBN-13: 9783484312555

Edition: 2005

Authors: Joachim Scharloth

List price: $380.00
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The language-norm debate in the last third of the 18th century did not revolve solely around the linguistic question "What is High German?" Rather, it was preformed and organized by mentalities, general schemata of thought and evaluation. By collapsing a number of different social-constructivist theories (sociology of knowledge, cultural memory, discourse analysis), the study develops a model of the genesis of language awareness that draws on deep-semantic analyses to enable us to read the language-norm debate as a discourse on national identity inspired by cultural criticism.
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Book details

List price: $380.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: De Gruyter, Inc.
Publication date: 1/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 571
Size: 6.10" wide x 9.06" long
Weight: 2.178

Martin Klimke is a research fellow at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA) at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Joachim Scharloth is a research assistant in the German Department of LERU-University in Zurich, Switzerland.