Multilingualism, Nationhood, and Cultural Identity
Northern Europe, 16th-19th Centuries
Multilingualism, Nationhood, and Cultural Identity
€ 85,00
ISBN:
9789462980617
Release date:
30-11-2016
Available:
Directly
Edition:
Hardback
Pages:
194
Editor:
Karene Sanchez-Summerer, Marie-Christine Kok Escalle, Willem Frijhoff
Series:
Multilingualism, Nationhood, and Cultural Identity
Before the modern nation-state became a stable, widespread phenomenon throughout northern Europe, multilingualism-the use of multiple languages in one geographical area-was common throughout the region. This book brings together historians and linguists, who apply their respective analytic tools to offer an interdisciplinary interpretation of the functions of multilingualism in identity-building in the period, and, from that, draw valuable lessons for understanding today's cosmopolitan societies.