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Sprache im Kontext / Language in Context


Edited by: Monika Dannerer, Jürgen Spitzmüller and Eva Vetter
e-ISSN 2701-0317

Sprache im Kontext / Language in Context assembles contributions from the field of Applied Linguistics, construed as a problem oriented, socially rooted, critical form of linguistics. At the focus of analysis is language (use) in the context of social and political processes and discourses. The contributions of the series provide critical analyses and potential solutions, and they engage in discursive negotiations. Particularly (though not exclusively) the following topics are covered by the series:

  • Language use in politics
  • Language policy and linguistic rights
  • Language (use) in organizations and institutions
  • Migration, globalization and multilingualism
  • Language teaching and learning in formal and informal contexts
  • Language use in the classroom
  • Language teaching methodology
  • Language perception, language ideologies and metapragmatic discourse
  • Language, social inequality and discrimination
  • Language and/as empowerment
  • Language and gender
  • Mediality, multimodality and materiality of communication

Drawing on a dynamic and interactional notion of context, Sprache im Kontext / Language in Context also means that language and language use are themselves a constitutive part of context (i.e., they are contextualizing factors). The series thus collects particularly monographs and collected volumes that demonstrate how language and language use (as practice or object of discourse) are part and motor of social and political processes, and how it frames (and delimits) the agency and action of social actors.

Advisory Board

Marietta Calderón Tichy (Salzburg, Austria)
Rudolf de Cillia (Vienna, Austria)
Ursula Doleschal (Klagenfurt, Austria)
Helmut Gruber (Vienna, Austria)
Barbara Hinger (Innsbruck, Austria)
Ulrike Jessner (Innsbruck, Austria)
Sabine Lehner (Vienna, Austria)
Benedikt Lutz (Krems, Austria)
Heike Ortner (Innsbruck, Austria)
Hermine Penz (Graz, Austria)
Marie-Luise Pitzl (Vienna, Austria)
Claudia Posch (Innsbruck, Austria)
Martin Stegu (Vienna, Austria)
Ruth Wodak (Lancaster, UK and Vienna, Austria)

Author Information

Monika Dannerer, University of Innsbruck, Austria; Jürgen Spitzmüller and Eva Vetter, University of Vienna, Austria.