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dc.contributor.authorFennell, Barbara A.
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-23T07:42:59Z
dc.date.available2020-06-23T07:42:59Z
dc.date.issued1997
dc.identifierONIX_20200623_9781469656526_115
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/39867
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the way in which the identity of foreign workers and foreign writers in Germany is negotiated on the basis of language use and literary activity. The book presents an in-depth look at the history of immigration to Germany since the turn of the century and a description of the social situation of foreigners living there at the dawn of the twenty-first century. It emphasizes the variable nature of the German used by foreign workers in the Federal Republic and documents changes that have occurred in the field of Gastarbeiterlinguistik, in particular the shift of focus away from universal features to interpersonal aspects of foreigner-native communication. Foreign worker German is neither pidgin nor creole but rather a range of lects, some of which are fossilized at a very low level, others of which progress toward the standard dialect. The work concludes with a selective history of foreign worker literature, which emphasizes the parallels between linguistic and literary development in the immigrant community.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUNC Studies in the Germanic Languages and Literatures
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::C Language::CF linguistics::CFB Sociolinguistics
dc.subject.otherLanguages--German
dc.titleLanguage, Literature, and the Negotiation of Identity
dc.title.alternativeForeign Worker German in the Federal Republic of Germany
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.5149/9781469656526_Fennell
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy29b4cf74-8c0a-422f-9d27-e862ca722861
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameUniversity of North Carolina Press
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://uncpress.org/
oapen.relation.isFundedBy0314e571-4102-4526-b014-3ed8f2d6750a
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_name National Endowment for the Humanities
oapen.relation.isFundedBy0cdc3d7c-5c59-49ed-9dba-ad641acd8fd1
virtual.oapen_relation_isFundedBy.grantor_name Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
oapen.series.number119
oapen.pages190
oapen.place.publicationChapel Hill
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oapen.grant.programHumanities Open Book Program
oapen.grant.programHumanities Open Book Program


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