Turkish‐German language: an innovative style of communication and its implications for citizenship and identity

  title={Turkish‐German language: an innovative style of communication and its implications for citizenship and identity},
  author={Johanna WATZINGER–THARP},
  journal={Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs},
  pages={285 - 294}
In multilingual communities speakers capitalize on the co‐existence of two or more languages by using innovative styles of communication within and across national, ethnic and social groups. The examination of such speech styles is particularly intriguing for Turkish and German, two languages that have been in close contact in urban areas of Germany for more than 40 years. This article traces the development from the Guest Worker German (Gastarbeiterdeutsch) of the first migrant generation in… Expand
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