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ERIC Number: EJ912034
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 8
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ISSN: ISSN-0167-8507
Is There a European Language History?
Mattheier, Klaus J.
Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, v29 n3-4 p353-360 Nov 2010
The thoughts on a language history within a European context sketched out here represent an attempt to extend the concepts of regional and particularly national language history by adding a third dimension: transnational language history in Europe. After a few general thoughts on the extended area of research, in which so-called external language history is linked to historical pragmatics and particularly to historical sociolinguistics, four research paradigms are outlined: the comparative sociolinguistic approach, the concept of the cycle of communication, the language contact approach and the socio-historical and cultural-historical approach.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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