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: 21.01.2019]
Team: Alexandra N. Lenz (PP03: project leader), Stephan Elspaß (PP02: project leader), Arne Ziegler (PP04: project leader), Ludwig Maximilian Breuer (PP03: associated), Lars Bülow (PP02: project coordination), Stefanie Edler (PP04: Project Staff), Johanna Fanta (PP03: Project Staff), Matthias Fingerhuth (PP03: Project Staff), Ann Kathrin Fischer (PP04: Project Staff), Fabian Fleißner (PP03: Project Staff), Kristina Herbert (PP04: Project Staff, elected Young Researchers Representative), Nina Kleczkowski (PP04: Project Staff), Katharina Korecky-Kröll (PP03: Project Staff), Manuela Lanwermeyer (PP03: Project Staff), Jan Luttenberger (PP02: Project Staff), Georg Oberdorfer (PP04: Project Staff), Michaela Rausch-Supola (PP02: Project Staff), Philip Vergeiner (PP02: Project Staff), Dominik Wallner (PP02: Project Staff), Anja Wittibschlager (PP03: Project Staff), Barbara Binder (PP03: Student Assistant), Tara Ramona Geng (PP03: Student Assistant), Alexandra Grohe (PP03: Student Assistant), Pamela Goryczka (PP03: Student Assistant), Lisa Handler (PP04: Student Assistant), Marlene Hartinger (PP02: Student Assistant), Alexandra Hiebert (PP03: Student Assistant), Lisa Höllebauer (PP04: Student Assistant), Marlene Lanzerstorfer (PP03: Student Assistant), Yvonne Rusch (PP02: Student Assistant), Florian David Tavernier (PP03: Student Assistant), Gerrit Tscheru (PP04: Student Assistant), Michael Pucher (PP02: national research partner), Hannes Scheutz (PP02: co-opted)
15. December 2018
Cluster B – Blog

Vom Bellen, Singen und Raunzen – und der wissenschaftlichen Beschreibung derselben

© Lozo, Carina

Jan Luttenberger arbeitet am Institut für Schallforschung der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, wo der Wiener Zweig von PP02 sein Zuhause hat und sich der akustischen Betrachtung der österreichischen Dialekte des Deutschen widmet. In seinem Beitrag erklärt er, was akustische Phonetik überhaupt ist und wie man mit einem Spektrogramm gesprochene Sprache sichtbar machen kann.

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30. November 2018
Cluster B – Publications

Bülow, Lars / Scheutz, Hannes / Wallner, Dominik: Variation and change of plural verbs in Salzburg’s base dialects

  • Bülow, Lars / Scheutz, Hannes / Wallner, Dominik (2019): Variation and change of plural verbs in Salzburg’s base dialects. In: Schallert, Oliver / Dammel, Antje (Hg.): Morphological Variation – Linking Theory and Empirical Evidence Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company (Studies in Language Companion Series ). [ISBN: 0165-7763]
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Article URL: https://dioe.at/en/article-details/artikel/1593/
30. November 2018
Cluster B – Publications

Bülow, Lars / Wallner, Dominik: Dialect contact in Salzburg. The case of sein (‘to be’)

  • Bülow, Lars / Wallner, Dominik (2019): Dialect contact in Salzburg. The case of sein (‘to be’). In: Maselko, Mateusz / Lenz, Alexandra N. (Hg.): VARIATIONist Linguistics meets CONTACT Linguistics Wien: Vienna University Press (Vienna Studies in Linguistics ).
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Article URL: https://dioe.at/en/article-details/artikel/1594/
30. November 2018
Cluster B – Publications

Bülow, Lars / Kleene, Andrea: Lexical variation in the Austro-German Border Region

  • Bülow, Lars / Kleene, Andrea (2019): Lexical variation in the Austro-German Border Region. In: Bülow, Lars / Herbert, Kristina / Fischer, Ann-Kathrin (Hg.): Dimensionen des sprachlichen Raumes. Variation – Mehrsprachigkeit – Konzeptualisierung Frankfurt am Main, u.a.: Peter Lang Verlag (Schriften zur deutschen Sprache in Österreich 45 ). [ISBN: 0946-1272]
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30. November 2018
Cluster B – Publications

Bülow, Lars / Kleene, Andrea: Synchronisierung und Sprachdynamik im deutsch-österreichischen Grenzraum

  • Bülow, Lars / Kleene, Andrea (2019): Synchronisierung und Sprachdynamik im deutsch-österreichischen Grenzraum. In: Palliwoda, Nicole / Sauermilch, Stephanie / Sauer, Verena (Hg.): Politische Grenzen – Sprachliche Grenzen? Dialektgeographische und wahrnehmungsdialektologische Perspektiven im deutschsprachigen Raum Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton (Linguistik. Impulse und Tendenzen ). [ISBN: 1612-8702]
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Article URL: https://dioe.at/en/article-details/artikel/1612/
30. November 2018
Cluster B – Publications

Pickl, Simon / Pröll, Simon / Elspaß, Stephan / Möller, Robert: Strukturen alltagssprachlicher Variation in Österreich anhand von Daten des AdA

  • Pickl, Simon / Pröll, Simon / Elspaß, Stephan / Möller, Robert (2019): Strukturen alltagssprachlicher Variation in Österreich anhand von Daten des AdA. In: Bülow, Lars / Herbert, Kristina / Fischer, Ann-Kathrin (Hg.): Dimensionen des sprachlichen Raumes. Variation – Mehrsprachigkeit – Konzeptualisierung Frankfurt am Main, u.a.: Peter Lang Verlag (Schriften zur deutschen Sprache in Österreich 45 ). [ISBN: 0946-1272]
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Article URL: https://dioe.at/en/article-details/artikel/1615/
30. November 2018
Cluster B – Publications

Vergeiner, Philip C.: Kookkurenz – Kovariation – Kontrast. Formen und Funktionen individueller Dialekt-/Standardvariation in universitären Beratungsgesprächen

  • Vergeiner, Philip C. (2019): Kookkurenz – Kovariation – Kontrast. Formen und Funktionen individueller Dialekt-/Standardvariation in universitären Beratungsgesprächen. Wien: Peter Lang Verlag. (Schriften zur Deutschen Sprache in Österreich 44 ). [ISBN: 0946-1272]
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Article URL: https://dioe.at/en/article-details/artikel/1617/
30. November 2018
Cluster B – Publications

Vergeiner, Philip C. / Dannerer, Monika: (Un-)Sicherheit, (In-)Konsistenz und vielerlei Maß. Zu Form und Aussagekraft von (Sprach-)Normformulierungen in Interview

  • Vergeiner, Philip C. / Dannerer, Monika (2019): (Un-)Sicherheit, (In-)Konsistenz und vielerlei Maß. Zu Form und Aussagekraft von (Sprach-)Normformulierungen in Interview. In: Zeitschrift für germanistische Linguistik. Deutsche Sprache in Gegenwart und Geschichte [ISBN: 1613-0626]
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Article URL: https://dioe.at/en/article-details/artikel/1618/
28. November 2018
Cluster B – Publications

Elspaß, Stephan: Sprachvariation und Sprachwandel

  • Elspaß, Stephan (2018): Sprachvariation und Sprachwandel. In: Neuland, Eva / Schlobinski, Peter (Hg.): Handbuch: Sprache in sozialen Gruppen Berlin, Boston: de Gruyter Mouton (Handbücher Sprachwissen 9 ), 87–107. [ISBN: 978-3-11-029613-6]
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Article URL: https://dioe.at/en/article-details/artikel/1600/
28. November 2018
Cluster B – Publications

Pucher, Michael / Lozo, Carina / Moosmüller, Sylvia: Evaluation methods for dialect speech synthesis of similar dialect pairs

  • Pucher, Michael / Lozo, Carina / Moosmüller, Sylvia (2018): Evaluation methods for dialect speech synthesis of similar dialect pairs. In: : DAGA 2018 - 44. Jahrestagung für Akustik, Munich, Germany, 2018 online , 515–517. [URL: http://www.sociolectix.org/papers/DAGA2018_pucher.pdf]
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