Download e-book for kindle: Globalization and the Future of German. With a Select by Andreas Gardt,Bernd Hüppauf

By Andreas Gardt,Bernd Hüppauf

Is the area en path to changing into a linguistic colony of the us? Or is that this dramatic view an exaggeration, and there's no hazard to linguistic variety in any respect? The German language is on the heart of a radical debate in this factor. Its place on the planet is below expanding strain a result of transforming into significance of (American) English because the language of globalization. The articles during this quantity care for the nationwide and foreign place of German relating to English, language guidelines, the way forward for German as a language of technological know-how, German within the united states, and the highbrow and aesthetic dimensions of encountering a overseas language. They current serious exams addressing the risks for the way forward for languages except English, in addition to positions which understand the becoming significance of English as a problem and source instead of as a hazard. Key positive aspects: reknown editors recognized participants, between them Wolfgang Thierse (president of the German Bundestag), Peter Eisenberg (involved within the German spelling reform), David Crystal (famous linguist), representatives of the Goethe institute present and politically arguable subject: how does globalization impact the range of languages

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