By Sari Pietikäinen, FinlandAlexandra Jaffe, Long BeachHelen Kelly-Holmes, and Nikolas Coupland
Sociolinguistics from the Periphery "presents a fascinating book about change: shifting political, economic and cultural conditions; ephemeral, sometimes even seasonal, multilingualism; and altered imaginaries for minority and indigenous languages and their users."
Erzählen als Form – Formen des Erzählens [Narrative as Form – Form of Narrative]
The articles in this volume provide an insight into the richness of narrative. In the process they focus on two main areas: oral narrative as part of everyday interaction and the acquisition of narrative abilities as part of more comprehensive discursive competencies. From a linguistic perspective, the variance of the narrative form also points to the esthetic dimensions of literary narrative. The concept of this volume is derived from the work of Uta Quasthoff, whose 65th birthday prompted its creation and publication.