Domains and domain loss

Bidragets oversatte titel: Domæner og domænetab

    Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskning

    Resumé

    The domain concept, originally suggested by Schmidt-Rohr in the 1930’s (as credited in Fishman’s writings in the 1970s), was an attempt to sort out different areas of language use in multilingual societies, which are relevant for language choice. In Fishman’s version, domains were considered as theoretical constructs that can explain language choice which were supposed to be a more powerful explanatory tool than more obvious (and observable) parameters like topic, place (setting) and interlocutor. In the meantime, at least in Scandinavia, the term ‘domain’ has been taken up in the debate among politicians and in the media, especially in the discussion whether some languages undergo ‘domain loss’ vis-à-vis powerful international languages like English. An objection that has been raised here is that domains, as originally conceived, are parameters of language choice and not properties of languages, hence languages do not ‘have’ domains, and therefore cannot lose them. Another objection is concerned with the applicability of the domain concept to actual patterns of language choice in multilingual settings. Especially Pádraig Ó Riagáin has claimed that at least some multilingual situations are best not described in terms of domains, and recent research e.g. about the multilingual communities in the Danish-German border area seems to confirm this.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelThe Consequences of Mobility : Linguistic and Sociocultural Contact Zones
    RedaktørerBent Preisler, Anne Fabricius, Hartmut Haberland, Susanne Kjærbeck, Karen Risager
    Antal sider11
    Udgivelses stedRoskilde
    ForlagRoskilde Universitet
    Publikationsdato2005
    Sider227-237
    ISBN (Elektronisk)87-7349-651-0
    StatusUdgivet - 2005

    Emneord

    • Domæne
    • Domænetab
    • Sprogvalg
    • Flersprogethed

    Citer dette

    Haberland, H. (2005). Domains and domain loss. I B. Preisler, A. Fabricius, H. Haberland, S. Kjærbeck, & K. Risager (red.), The Consequences of Mobility: Linguistic and Sociocultural Contact Zones (s. 227-237). Roskilde: Roskilde Universitet.
    Haberland, Hartmut. / Domains and domain loss. The Consequences of Mobility: Linguistic and Sociocultural Contact Zones. red. / Bent Preisler ; Anne Fabricius ; Hartmut Haberland ; Susanne Kjærbeck ; Karen Risager. Roskilde : Roskilde Universitet, 2005. s. 227-237
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    Haberland, H 2005, Domains and domain loss. i B Preisler, A Fabricius, H Haberland, S Kjærbeck & K Risager (red), The Consequences of Mobility: Linguistic and Sociocultural Contact Zones. Roskilde Universitet, Roskilde, s. 227-237.

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    The Consequences of Mobility: Linguistic and Sociocultural Contact Zones. red. / Bent Preisler; Anne Fabricius; Hartmut Haberland; Susanne Kjærbeck; Karen Risager. Roskilde : Roskilde Universitet, 2005. s. 227-237.

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    Haberland H. Domains and domain loss. I Preisler B, Fabricius A, Haberland H, Kjærbeck S, Risager K, red., The Consequences of Mobility: Linguistic and Sociocultural Contact Zones. Roskilde: Roskilde Universitet. 2005. s. 227-237