Association German language
the association German language e. V. (VDS) is the member-strongest language association of Europe. It became to 12. November 1997 of 7 Gleichgesinnten based and counts today more than 25,000 members in over 70 countries. Its head office is Dortmund. Joint founder and chairmanthe association is the Dortmunder economics and a social statistics professor Walter shopkeeper.
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history and an association goal
the association became first as associationto the rescue of the German language registered association. based and shortly thereafter renamed in association for the keeping of the German language (VWDS). The VWDS kept „citizens for the preservation of the linguistic and cultural variety of Europe later to the secondary names “, which today still one leads. The VWDS fused alsoand German language changed registered association for other German language associations of same objective with renaming in association. the association names again.
The association pursues mainly the goal of promoting the joy in the German language and the Anglisierung of the German language of advancing toward, which it in „the excessive usefrom unnecessary Anglizismen “constitutes, and wants „humans in the German-language countries and regions of the value and the beauty of its native language to remind “.
In the controversy over the spelling reform the VDS takes a neutral on position. The association is party-politically free. In his rows givesit members from all democratic parties.
member structure and organization
Over 25.000 the members (2005), under it 8,000 foreign, get alongall social classes; in the leadership level dominate member of academic and universitärer occupations. Among the members of the association also numerous prominent ones, with whom the association on posters recruits for its request, are for example Bastian crimp (bulb fish) and Antje Vollmer. As the first city is 2005 Mühlhausen/Thuringia the association joined. Federations can join the association as korporative members.
The association maintains working groups to numerous languagepolitical topics and is organized in independent groups of regional, which represent the request of the association in completely Germany as well as in far parts of the world regionally, as well as overcontribute selected delegated one to the region to an annually aligned delegate conference the association politics. The association is represented on all continents abroad, however not in Austria and Switzerland, where there are steeped in tradition associations with similar request. Co-operation with the other German-language countries andBeen made by „the network German language “, that for example the association „native language “in Vienna, the community of interests native language in Austria, the language circle German in Switzerland and the working group native language in South Tyrol belong to regions.
The association German language gives among other things the appearing quarterly association newspaper Language message out, which has an edition of approximately 30,000 copies. The association the specialized publishing house for operating linguistics and language culture is intimate.
in linguistic questions stands for the association 1999 a created scientific adviser to the side, the z. B. Ulrich Knoop belong to Freiburg , Helmut Glück of the petrol Friedrich university Bamberg and tungsten Wilss of the university of the Saarland in Saarbruecken from the Albert Ludwig university.
the association uses itself particularly against the exaggerated use of Anglizismen in German and against Denglisch. Ita list publishes, those to individual Anglizismen alternative in each case expressions in the German language to point out wants and lends to each month the title „Sprachhunzer of the monthly “as well as once a year the title „Sprachpan of the yearly “at enterprise, those in the public linguistic usage, frequently in thatAdvertisement, Anglizismen use. Since 2001 the association proclaims the day of the German language annually .
Together with the Eberhard shock donation and the Theo Münch donation the association lends German language since 2001 annually the culture price German language. On operation of the association 2001 became the donation German languagebased, whose is helpful to language consultation with the Eindeutschung of Anglizismen.
it concerns criticism
and discussion conditions from view of the linguistics nearly throughout with the language criticized features German of the association phenomena of the language change. Language change has the form of the language, howwe it today know, coined/shaped; over many centuries the adjustment of the language was by normative institutions an edge phenomenon, language developed to a large extent self-legally. The laws of the language change and the communication economics (production and prescription ion economics, D played. h. as small an expenditure for the speaker as possible andfor the listener) a role, in addition, social aspects. Thus languages were changed again and again by the fact that other languages enjoyed a high social prestige; with the German happened last in 18. and 19. Century by the French, whereby numerous leaning words came into German.
In 20. Centurythe English took over, in particular this role of the French after 1945. However substantially more and broader social classes are reached by the general spreading over the mass media than in the centuries before. This led to the fact that also in the linguistics the present development of the technical languagesin German one sees critical, since in many modern data communication areas the development of the German vocabulary takes place only reduced with self-linguistic means.
- walter shopkeeper: Interfere or away-look - case of problem German language (lecture for the award of the German language price 1999; Weimar,24. September 1999). In: Henning buyer donation for the care of the purity of the German language (Hrsg.): German language price 1999, meal: Founder federation for the German science, 1999, 40 S., S. 30-37
- Dieter stone (Hrsg.): The German language saves. Contributions, interviews and materials to the fight against spelling reform and Anglizismen. RowDocumentation, volume 9, Berlin: Edition JF, October 2004, 191 S., ISBN 3-929886-21-9 (with contributions over different language associations: German academy for language and seal, association for language care, association for German orthography and language care).
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- association German language e. V.(VDS)
- Donation German language
- culture price German language
- specialized publishing house for operating linguistics and language culture