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Title Language contact at the Romance-Germanic language border / edited by Jeanine Treffers-Daller and Roland Willemyns
Published Clevedon, UK ; Buffalo [N.Y.] : Multilingual Matters, [2002]
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Contents Aspects of the Romance-Germanic language border: an introduction / Jeanine Treffers-Daller and Roland Willemyns -- Genesis and evolution of the Romance-Germanic language border in Europe / Luc van Durme -- Dutch/Flemish in the north of France / Hugo Ryckeboer -- The Dutch-French language border in Belgium / Roland Willemyns -- Language use and language contact in Brussels / Jeanine Treffers-Daller -- German in Belgium: linguistic variation from a contact linguistic point of view / Peter Nelde and Jeroen Darquennes -- Luxembourg, a multilingual society at the Romance/Germanic language border / Fernand Fehlen -- Alsace / Helga Bister-Broosen -- The German-Romance language borders in Switzerland / Felicity Rash -- South Tyrol: German and Italian in a changing world / Ludwig Eichinger
Summary This volume brings together sociolinguistic analyses of language contact along the Romance-Germanic language border, shedding more light on the variable and the universal elements in language contact and shift. It covers the whole range of the border, from French Flanders through to South Tirol. Every part of it has been treated by specialists describing the state of the art in "their" portion of the language border. They include information on the legal and/or practical status of the language border and the status and function of all languages concerned. Attitudinal and language planning initiatives as well as the standardisation status of the regionally official and minority languages are discussed. Language borrowing, code switching and other language contact phenomena are analysed in detail
Notes "This book is also available as volume 23, nos 1 & 2 of the Journal of multilingual and multicultural development"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Germanic languages -- Social aspects.
Languages in contact -- Europe.
Romance languages -- Social aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Treffers-Daller, Jeanine, 1959-
Willemyns, Roland.
ISBN 1280828145
185359671X (electronic bk.)
9781853596711 (electronic bk.)
OTHER TI Journal of multilingual and multicultural development