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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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(p.1) 1 Introduction
Language and Social Change in Central Europe

Patrick Stevenson

Jenny Carl

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter establishes the main themes of the book and situates it in relation to the relevant literature on language ideologies, language policies / the politics of language, multilingualism, narrative, and identities. It justifies and explains the methodologies used in the study and the focus on German, and outlines the structure of the book and briefly summarises the focus of each subsequent chapter.

Keywords:   Language ideologies, Language policy, Politics of language, Multilingualism, Narrative, Language and identity, German language

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