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Language and Social Change in Central EuropeDiscourses on Policy, Identity and the German Language$
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Patrick Stevenson and Jenny Carl

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748635986

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635986.001.0001

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Language Ideologies: Negotiating Linguistic Identities

Language Ideologies: Negotiating Linguistic Identities

Chapter:
(p.161) 6 Language Ideologies: Negotiating Linguistic Identities
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Language and Social Change in Central Europe
Author(s):

Patrick Stevenson

Jenny Carl

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635986.003.0006

As in Chapter 5, the authors here look at ways in which individuals navigate their passage through the changing and sometimes turbulent circumstances of their lives through the accounts they give of their personal experiences with language but from a different angle and focusing more on processes of group identification. This entails analysing the narratives as discourses on language and identity, drawing out the relationships between language ideologies and individual practices. This analysis provides insights into some of the ways in which changes in social and political conditions are refracted through personal experience and emerge in individual narratives as expressions of personal (re)alignment with particular social groups in relation to particular times and places.

Keywords:   Language ideologies, Linguistic identities, Language practices, Narrative, Language biographies, Life stories, Hungary, Czech Republic, German language, German-speakers

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