• Language Politics in German-Speaking Switzerland in the 18th Century - Between Linguistic Universalism and Cultural Particularism

    Author(s):
    MICHAEL BOEHLER (see profile)
    Date:
    1999
    Subject(s):
    Language and politics, German literary and cultural history, Dutch culture, Language variation, Dialect, 18th century
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS), Tenth International Congress
    Conf. Org.:
    International Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ISECS)
    Conf. Loc.:
    Dublin
    Conf. Date:
    July 23-29, 1999
    Tag(s):
    Switzerland, language and nationalism, diglossia
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/0tt8-hq74
    Abstract:
    Roundtable: Enlightenment in the Dutch and Swiss City Republics
    Notes:
    The paper covers a special bond linking the two countries, namely: that for more than two hundred years German Swiss language politics were under the spell of the question: ‘Dutchification’ ['Hollandisierung'], Yes or No? That is, the Dutch language situation and the long-term language politics of the Netherlands vis-à-vis the neighboring German served as the crucial reference point, positively or negatively referred to, for German Swiss language culture.
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