Sprachwissenschaft und kolonialzeitlicher Sprachkontakt
The relationship between language and colonialism is increasingly focussed in linguistic research in the German-speaking academic landscape. The present volume reflects different areas of research in colonial linguistics: the investigation of language contact in colonialism, the analysis of colonial discourse(s) and colonial attitudes towards languages and societies, the reconstruction of consequences and effects of colonial language policies and language politics, and the historiography of contemporary linguistic research. This volume centers in particular on the exploration of contacts between languages within colonial power structures. Among the languages in focus are Swahili, Chamorro, Tok Pisin, languages of North America, Micronesia and northeastern New Guinea, as well as contact varieties of German in New Guinea and Namibia.