Receptive Multilingualism

Linguistic analyses, language policies and didactic concepts

| Utrecht University
| University of Hamburg
ISBN 9789027219268 | EUR 75.00 | USD 113.00
ISBN 9789027292476 | EUR 75.00 | USD 113.00
Receptive multilingualism refers to the language constellation in which interlocutors use their respective mother tongue while speaking to each other. Since the mid-nineties receptive multilingualism is promoted by the European commission on par with other possibilities of increasing the mobility of the European citizens. Throughout the last ten years a marked increase in the research on this topic has been observable. This volume reveals new perspectives from different theoretical frameworks on linguistic analyses of receptive multilingualism in Europe. Case studies are presented from contemporary settings, along with analyses of historical examples, theoretical considerations and, finally, descriptions of didactical concepts established in order to transfer and disseminate receptive multilingual competence. The book contains results from research carried out at the Research Center on Multilingualism at the University of Hamburg as well as contributions by various international scholars working in the field of receptive multilingualism.
[Hamburg Studies on Multilingualism, 6]  2007.  x, 328 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
About the authors
Ludger Zeevaert and Jan D. ten Thije
Part 1 Historical development of receptive multilingualism
1. Receptive multilingualism in Northern Europe in the Middle Ages: A description of a scenario
Kurt Braunmüller
2. Linguistic diversity in Habsburg Austria as a model for modern European language policy
Rosita Schjerve-Rindler and Eva Vetter
Part 2 Receptive multilingualism in discourse
3. Receptive multilingualism in Dutch–German intercultural team cooperation
Anne Ribbert and Jan D. ten Thije
4. Receptive multilingualism and inter-Scandinavian semicommunication
Ludger Zeevaert
5. Receptive multilingualism in Switzerland and the case of Biel/Bienne
Iwar Werlen
6. The Swiss model of plurilingual communication
Georges Lüdi
7. Receptive multilingualism in business discourses
Bettina Dresemann
8. Speaker stances in native and non-native English conversation: I + verb constructions
Nicole Baumgarten and Juliane House
Part 3 Testing mutual understanding in receptive multilingual communication
9. Understanding differences in inter-Scandinavian language understanding
Gerard Doetjes
10. Scandinavian intercomprehension today
Lars-Olof Delsing
Part 4 Determining the possibilities of reading comprehension in related languages
11. Interlingual text comprehension: Linguistic and extralinguistic determinants
Renée van Bezooijen and Charlotte Gooskens
12. Processing levels in foreign-language reading
Madeline Lutjeharms
13. A computer-based exploration of the lexical possibilities of intercomprehension: Finding German cognates of Dutch words
Robert Möller
14. How can DaFnE and EuroComGerm contribute to the concept of receptive multilingualism? Theoretical and practical considerations
Britta Hufeisen and Nicole Marx
Name index
Subject index
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BIC Subject: CFD – Psycholinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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