Linguistic Purism in the Germanic Languages

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Nils Langer, Winifred V. Davies
Walter de Gruyter, Jan 1, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 374 pages
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This volume deals with linguistic purism in its many realizations. In particular, the articles look at the relationship of purism to historical prescriptivism (e.g., the influence of grammarians in the 17th and 18th centuries), to nationhood (e.g., the instrumentalising of purism in the standardisation of Afrikaans or Luxembourgish), to modern society (e.g., the existence of puristic tendencies in computer chatrooms), to folk linguistics (e.g., lay perceptions of different varieties of English), and to academic linguistics (e.g., the presence of puristic notions in the historiography of German or English).
  

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Contents

Nils Longer Bristol Winifred V Davies Aberystwyth
1
Modern Society and Purism
14
Stephen Elspafl Augsburg
20
Wim Vandenbussche Roland Willemyns Jetje De Groof
46
Maria Lange Bristol
62
Joachim Scharloth Zurich
86
Felicity Rash Queen Mary London
110
Evelyn Ziegler Marburg
124
Dieter Stein Dusseldorj
188
Peter Hohenhaus Nottingham
204
Patrick Stevenson Southampton
221
Betsy Evans Cardiff
240
Klaus J Mattheier Heidelberg
263
Zoe Boughton Exeter
282
Katja Leyhausen Heidelberg
302
James Milroy Ann Arbor Michigan
324

Ria van den Berg Potchefstroom
144
Kris tine Horner Luxembourg
166
Oskar Reichmann Heidelberg
343
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Nils Langer is a Lecturer in German Linguistics at the University of Bristol, UK. Winifred Davies is a Senior Lecturer in German at the University of Wales Aberystwyth, UK.

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