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Sprache und (Post)Kolonialismus

Linguistische und interdisziplinäre Aspekte

[Language and (Post)-Colonialism: Linguistic and Interdisciplinary Aspects]

Ed. by Kellermeier-Rehbein, Birte / Schulz, Matthias / Stolberg, Doris

Series:Koloniale und Postkoloniale Linguistik / Colonial and Postcolonial Linguistics (KPL/CPL) 11

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Standardsprachenideologie als Exportprodukt

Zur Rolle europäischer Standardsprachen in postkolonialen Kontexten

Hüning, Matthias / Krämer, Philipp


Most postcolonial societies make use of the language(s) of the former colonial power(s) and, additionally, of one or several local or Creole languages. This article analyses the complex linguistic relationships within postcolonial societies. As a hypothesis, we assume that the language ideologies in former colonies take a shape similar to those in Europe and we discuss the possibility that these ideologies were brought to the colonies along with the linguistic dominance of European colonialism. In particular, so-called ‘standard language ideology’ has had a considerable influence upon the way these societies deal with multilingualism. Following an introduction of key concepts, we discuss the individual linguistic situations in four case studies (Suriname, Cape Verde, Mauritius, ABC islands) and outline a comparison of the consequences that standard language ideology entails in the different societies.

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Matthias Hüning, Philipp Krämer (2018). Standardsprachenideologie als Exportprodukt: Zur Rolle europäischer Standardsprachen in postkolonialen Kontexten. In Birte Kellermeier-Rehbein, Matthias Schulz, Doris Stolberg (Eds.), Sprache und (Post)Kolonialismus: Linguistische und interdisziplinäre Aspekte (pp. 1–24). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110561210-011

Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110561210

Online ISBN: 9783110561210

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