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Kulturwissenschaftlicher Ansatz im Fach Deutsch als Fremdsprache am Beispiel des Konzepts Linguistic Landscapes

Title in English Cultural studies approach in the subject German as a foreign language using the concept of Linguistic Landscapes as an example


Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Aussiger Beiträge. Germanistische Schriftenreihe aus Forschung und Lehre
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Keywords German as a foreign language; cultural mediation; Linguistic Landscapes; teaching methods; action research
Description In recent years, German as a foreign language (DaF) has been intensively debated with regard to certain deficits in cultural mediation, with the aim of (re-)integrating cultural content in teaching DaF. This article discusses the reasons for the unsatisfactory state of affairs, and points out the important role of Cultural Theory in teaching, and the potential use of the concept of Linguistic Landscapes (as developed in Cultural Studies) to open up new perspectives for DaF teaching by accentuating the close connection between language and culture. In the second part of the paper the didactic potential of this concept is clarified by introducing several suggestions for lessons.
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