Task Cluster B: Variation

Task Cluster B focuses on the dynamics of varieties of German in Austria in their complex linguistic and social structures. Thereby, individual tendencies as well as those tendencies specific to certain groups are taken into account. Task cluster B is divided into three project parts that collectively address the following questions:

Who in Austria speaks which form(s) of German to whom and when? Which registers (varieties, styles) are chosen in certain contexts and how are they used? Which speech repertoires are in fact available to whom in Austria?

Which processes of language change can be derived from the comparison between ‘older’ language data and the SFB’s new data of currently spoken German? Which hypotheses can be postulated as a result of the synchronic variation ‘in vivo’ with regard to processes of language change in the future?

To what extent do cities such as Vienna and Graz influence the linguistic conditions in Austria? Which kind of impact do these cities have on the dialect landscape in Austria, on the one hand, and on the establishment and stabilisation of an Austrian standard language, on the other?

In order to pursue these and other questions, language data of a large number of people (of diverse regions and groups) in Austria are currently being collected and analysed extensively. Future steps will include the investigation of individual linguistic characteristics and potential patterns of language use. Within the scope of the data collection, rural as well as more urban areas (c.f. PP04) are taken into consideration. Besides dialects, special attention is paid to the German standard language in Austria as well as to the colloquial forms of speech which lie in between dialect and standard language (c.f. PP03). In addition to the data collected in the course of the SFB, comparative language data of the past century are consulted in order to trace the evolution of dialects in Austria (c.f. PP02).

The linguistic data, which will be analysed in Task cluster B, are primarily collected via active field work. This means that in all three project parts the selected speakers are recorded in their home regions, ranging from Vienna and Graz to smaller and more rural locations in all of Austria’s federal provinces. These recordings take place in different ‘examination situations’ which cover traditional sociolinguistic ‘in depth interviews’ (discussing topics such as individual language experiences), experimental investigation techniques (such as translation exercises or image descriptions), and conversations close to everyday speech situations. This way, our speech data can offer a broad picture of various ‘linguistic spaces’ in Austria.

 

Task cluster B: Variation and changes of German in Austria consists of the following project parts:

PP02: Variation and change of dialect varieties in Austria (in real and apparent time)
PP03: Between dialects and standard varieties: Speech repertoires and varietal spectra
PP04: Vienna and Graz – Cities and their influential force

For more information concerning the individual project parts, please click on the links above.

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DiÖ (2018): Task-Cluster B: Variation. In: DiÖ-Online.
URL: https://dioe.at/en/article-details/
[Access: 25.01.2021]
Team: Alexandra N. Lenz (PP03: project leader), Stephan Elspaß (PP02: project leader), Arne Ziegler (PP04: project leader), Ludwig Maximilian Breuer (PP03: associated), Amelie Dorn (PP03: Projektmitarbeiterin), Stefanie Edler (PP04: Project Staff), Johanna Fanta-Jende (PP03: Project Staff), Ann Kathrin Fischer (PP04: Project Staff), Kristina Herbert (PP04: Project Staff, elected Young Researchers Representative), Katharina Korecky-Kröll (PP03: Project Staff), Katharina Kranawetter (), Jan Luttenberger (PP02: Project Staff), Teresa Monsberger (PP04: Student Assistant), Dragana Rakocevic (PP04: Projektmitarbeiterin), Philip Vergeiner (PP02: Project Staff), Dominik Wallner (PP02: Project Staff), Anja Wittibschlager (PP03: Project Staff), Barbara Binder (PP03: Student Assistant), Sarah Emhofer (PP02: Student Assistant), Tara Ramona Geng (PP03: Student Assistant), Alexandra Grohe (PP03: Student Assistant), Lisa Handler (PP04: Student Assistant), Marlene Lanzerstorfer (PP03: Student Assistant), Florian David Tavernier (PP03: Student Assistant), Lars Bülow (PP02: project coordination), Peter Mauser (), Michael Pucher (PP02: national research partner)
15. December 2020
Cluster B – Publications

Lenz, Alexandra N. / Stöckle, Philipp (2021): Germanistische Dialektlexikographie zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts

  • Lenz, Alexandra N. / Stöckle, Philipp (Hg.) (2021): Germanistische Dialektlexikographie zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts. Stuttgart: Steiner. (Zeitschrift für Dialektologie und Linguistik, Beiheft 181). Open Access. [DOI: https://doi.org/10.25162/9783515129206]
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Article URL: https://dioe.at/en/article-details/artikel/2685/
15. November 2020
Cluster B – Blog

Rückblick auf das (noch nicht) vergangene Jahr: Ein neuer Schwerpunkt des DiÖ-Stadtsprachen-Projekts stellt sich vor

Dragana Rakocevic stellt einen neuen Schwerpunkt des Stadtsprachenprojekts (PP04) vor.

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Article URL: https://dioe.at/en/article-details/artikel/2657/
27. October 2020
Cluster BCluster D – Memo

Stellenausschreibung: Student Assistant at the Department of German Studies

We are hiring! Der SFB 'Deutsch in Österreich' ist für den Standort Wien auf der Suche nach neuen studentischen Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern.

Zur Ausschreibung (Kennzahl: 11462)

Die Ausschreibungsfrist läuft von 27.10.2020 bis 16.11.2020.

Wir freuen uns auf aussagekräftige Bewerbungen!

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Article URL: https://dioe.at/en/article-details/artikel/2572/
26. September 2020
Cluster B – Presentation

Katharina Korecky-Kröll (26.09.2020): Morphologische Variation bei Erwachsenen: Vor- und Nachteile experimenteller und spontansprachlicher Settings

  • Korecky-Kröll, Katharina (26.09.2020): Morphologische Variation bei Erwachsenen: Vor- und Nachteile experimenteller und spontansprachlicher Settings. (Keynote bei der 16. Sprachwissenschaftlichen Tagung für Promotionsstudierende (STaPs)) [URL: https://staps.stuts.eu/16-staps/]
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Article URL: https://dioe.at/en/article-details/artikel/2546/
16. September 2020
Cluster BCluster D – Teaching

Deutsche Sprache (Entwicklungstendenzen im Gegenwartsdeutschen) (VO)

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Article URL: https://dioe.at/en/article-details/artikel/2543/
15. September 2020
Cluster B – Blog

Von bodeguten, hundsnormalen, urleiwanden und saupeinlichen Scheißwörtern: Expressive Komposita in unterschiedlichen Dialektregionen Österreichs

CC BY-SA M. Seltmann, K. Korecky-Kröll, dioe.at | regionalsprache.de

Katharina Korecky-Kröll erklärt, was expressive Komposita sind und wie sie sie untersucht. Auch zeigt sie, wo in Österreich welche dieser ausdrucksstarken zusammengesetzten Wörter besonders oft verwendet werden.

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Article URL: https://dioe.at/en/article-details/artikel/2525/
11. September 2020
Cluster B – Publications

Fanta-Jende, Johanna (2020): Varieties in Contact. Horizontal and Vertical Dimensions of Phonological Variation in Austria

  • Fanta-Jende, Johanna (2020): Varieties in Contact. Horizontal and Vertical Dimensions of Phonological Variation in Austria. In: Lenz, Alexandra N. / Maselko, Mateusz (Hg.): Variationist Linguistics meets Contact Linguistics Göttingen: Vienna University Press (Wiener Arbeiten zur Linguistik 6), 203-240. [DOI: https://doi.org/10.14220/9783737011440.203]
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Article URL: https://dioe.at/en/article-details/artikel/2524/
11. September 2020
Cluster B – Publications

Goryczka, Pamela / Gremaud, Virginie (2020): Report of the Conference “VARIATIONist Linguistics meets CONTACT Linguistics” (Ascona 2018)

  • Goryczka, Pamela / Gremaud, Virginie (2020): Report of the Conference “VARIATIONist Linguistics meets CONTACT Linguistics” (Ascona 2018). In: Lenz, Alexandra N. / Maselko, Mateusz (Hg.): Variationist Linguistics meets Contact Linguistics Göttingen: Vienna University Press (Wiener Arbeiten zur Linguistik 6), 17-24. [DOI: https://doi.org/10.14220/9783737011440.17]
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Article URL: https://dioe.at/en/article-details/artikel/2523/
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