ERIC Number: EJ546062
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: 0
Wem gehort die deutsche Sprache (To Whom Does the German Language Belong)?
Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, v29 n1 p1-11 Spr 1996
The authority of the monolingual native speaker, unchallenged until now, has been questioned recently because of postmodern and postcolonialist trends. It is now valid to view learners of German as border-crossers between cultures, as bilingual/bicultural individuals. Ownership of the German language is neither a birthright nor an acquired right, but is rather the "right" to awareness of cultural borders. (AP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue: German Language and Culture in the Americas.