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BundeskanzlerIn und Krankenbruder? Movierung und das soziologische Grenzgebiet der deutschen Sprachwissenschaft

Title in English BundeskanzlerIn and Krankenbruder? Gender equal job world from the perspective of sociolinguistics


Year of publication 2017
Type Appeared in Conference without Proceedings
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Description It is difficult to separate trends in a language from trends in the society, just as to fix boundaries between linguistics and sociology. Gender inflection as a systemic tool represents a bridge between the past and the future which can fill in the gap in a language system and particular language areas, such as the field of professions. More and more politically correct gender specifications are required, bringing changes into the language. Those changes are, however, perceived often negatively. Questions to ask are if and how German can systematically cope with the new distribution of roles in the (professional) society. The aim of this paper is to explain the phenomenon from the sociolinguistic point of view.

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