Multilingualism, Nationhood, and Cultural Identity
Title
Multilingualism, Nationhood, and Cultural Identity
Subtitle
Northern Europe, 16th-19th Centuries
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€ 89,00
ISBN
9789462980617
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Hardback
Number of pages
194
Language
English
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15.6 x 23.4 cm
Category
Linguistics
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Languages and Culture in History: A New Series Willem Frijhoff, Marie-Christine Kok Escalle, Karène Sanchez-Summerer I. Approaches of Multilingualism in the Past 1. Codes, routines and communication: Forms and Meaning of Linguistic Plurality in Western Societies in Former Times Willem Frijhoff 2. Capitalizing Multilingual Competence: Language Learning and Teaching in the Early Modern Period Pierre Swiggers II. Multilingualism in Early Modern Times: Three Examples 3. Plurilingualism in Augsburg and Nuremberg in Early Modern Times Konrad Schröder 4. Multilingualism in the Dutch Golden Age: An Exploration Willem Frijhoff 5. Literacy, Usage, and National Prestige: The Changing Fortunes of Gaelic in Ireland Joep Leerssen
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Multilingualism, Nationhood, and Cultural Identity

Northern Europe, 16th-19th Centuries

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.
Editors

Willem Frijhoff

Willem Frijhoff is Emeritus Professor of Modern History at VU University, Amsterdam, and is now G.Ph. Verhagen Professor of Cultural History at Erasmus University, Rotterdam. His scholarly work focuses on cultural, linguistic and religious identities in early modern France, the Netherlands and North America.

Marie-Christine Kok Escalle

Marie-Christine Kok Escalle has been Associate Professor of French Culture and Intercultural Communication at Utrecht University, and after her retirement she continued as Senior Researcher at the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (Utrecht University). Her scholarly interests include the cultural role the French language has played in the Netherlands, specially in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the development of intercultural competence through foreign language learning and teaching in the past as well as nowadays.

Karène Sanchez-Summerer

Karène Sanchez Summerer is Associate Professor at Leiden University. Her scholarly interests include the French linguistic and cultural policy in the Levant, the educational impacts of French and British missions in the Middle East, and the relations between language and religion in the Middle Eastern nationalism and identity building processes (mid 19th-mid 20th centuries).