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Discourse on Language Practices among the Banat Germans

Contemporary Fieldwork

Author(s): Aleksandar Krel, Marina Mandić
Subject(s): Applied Linguistics, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Институт за етнологију и антропологију
Keywords: Banat; Germans; fieldwork; discourse; language ideology

Summary/Abstract: The paper presents an overview of the language situation and language policy carried out by different states in the region of Banat which had shaped language ideology of the Banat Germans, from Habsburg Monarchy and Austro-Hungary, to Yugoslavia and Socialist Yugoslavia later. The analysis is based upon the discourse of the Banat Germans, recorded during the fieldwork in the research interviews. Main themes concerning contemporary language practices are singled out and reflected upon.

  • Issue Year: 16/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 33-52
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Serbian