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GNM4166 - German Language and Society: Research Project

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate, Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Heinz Kreutz


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)


The unit will explore the German language as a productive area of investigation from a sociolinguistic perspective. This subject will also go beyond the broader issues of language and society, politics and education and take an applied, practical research approach to the new role of the German language in a politically and socioculturally changed Europe. Recent developments pertaining to issues such as language and national identity, pluricentricity, migrant German and the national and international status of German will be explored.


Archival work and library exercise (1000 words): 10%
Data collection exercise (1200 words): 15%
Data analysis (1200 words): 15%
Class paper (600 words): 15%
Research essay (5000 words): 45%

Contact hours

3 hours (1 x lecture and 2 x seminars) per week




At least one of German Level 4 core units GNM4265, GNM4275, GNM4355, GNM4385.