Task Cluster C: Contact

Task Cluster C is concerned with the contact of German in Austria with other languages, in particular with Slavic ones.

In this context, the impact of historical and recent Slavic-German multilingualism on German in Austria is of special interest. In our research, we aim to answer the following questions:

  • Which Slavic languages were/are spoken by which groups of persons in Austria?
  • Did this multilingualism have any effect or does it have any effect recently on the pronunciation, grammar or lexicon of German in Austria?
  • Did or do such peculiarities alter the German used by speakers of German in Austria as their first language?

In answering these questions, Task Cluster C draws from the rich collection of linguistic data by Task Cluster B. Additionally, we systematically examine historical texts. We aim to describe the usage of potentially “Slavic” linguistic phenomena in German in Austria and assess whether they were actually caused by contact with Slavic languages based on their diachronic usage and recent distribution.

For example, we are analysing the contact of the ‘Viennese’ variety of German with Czech that was strongest around 1900. We are especially focusing on how language myths concerning Slavic languages and ‘Viennese’ are propagated in the context of dictionary projects.

In addition, we are searching for answers to the following questions: In what way has the 19th century discourse on how society and policies should deal with multilingualism and language contact phenomena influenced and shaped the understanding of multilingualism and language contact phenomena in the Second Austrian Republic? What are the consequences of this discourse for self-understanding and the perception of German-speakers in Austria? Besides, what is the role of the post-war political and scientific discourse about language(s)?

In project phase II (2020–2024), Task Cluster C: German and other Languages in Austria – Perspectives of Language Contact consists of the following project part:

PP06: German and the Slavic languages in Austria: Aspects of language contact

For more information concerning the project part, please click on the link above.

In phase II (2016–2019) a second project part in Task Cluster C, PP05, analysed language policies in several fields of action and tension in administration, law and especially in education from a historical perspective. More information on this project can be retrieved on the following page:

PP05: German in the context of the other languages in the Habsburg State (19th century) and 2nd Austrian Republic

Collaboratively, the two project parts of Task Cluster C develop the Information system on (historical) multilingualism in Austria, short MiÖ, which will be a thematic part of the SFB’s Collaborative online research platform. It will not only provide for the publication of the data gathered in the project parts, but also aims at becoming a point of reference for the broader public with regard to questions on primarily historical multilingualism in Austria. Thus, it will make historical multilingualism visible and raise further research questions. For closer information on the overarching goal, the framework and the modules to be developed during project phase I, please refer to the following pages:

Framework of MiÖ

Modules

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DiÖ (2018): Task Cluster C: Contact. In: DiÖ-Online.
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Team: Stefan Newerkla (PP05: project leaderPP06: project leader), Agnes Kim (PP06: Project Staff), Maria Schinko (PP05: Student AssistantPP06: Student Assistant), Manfred Glauninger (PP05: co-opted)
16. April 2021
Cluster C – Presentation

Stefan Michael Newerkla (20.04.2021): Wie toleranzintendierte Sprachengesetze zur nationalen Segregation führten: Die Aushöhlung des deutschen Schulwesens in Plzeň / Pilsen im langen 19. Jahrhundert

  • Newerkla, Stefan Michael (20.04.2021 - 17:15–18:45 h): Wie toleranzintendierte Sprachengesetze zur nationalen Segregation führten: Die Aushöhlung des deutschen Schulwesens in Plzeň / Pilsen im langen 19. Jahrhundert. (Online-Vortragsreihe "Mehrsprachigkeit und Bildung in Österreich – historische und sozial­wissenschaftliche Perspektiven") [URL: https://mehrsprachigkeitundbildunginoesterreich.univie.ac.at/]
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22. March 2021
Cluster C – Publications

Stefan Michael Newerkla (2020): Lebensdauer deutscher Lehnwörter im Tschechischen und Slowakischen: Verdrängung und Ersatz. Life span of German loanwords in Czech and Slovak: displacement and replacement

  • Newerkla, Stefan Michael (2020): Lebensdauer deutscher Lehnwörter im Tschechischen und Slowakischen: Verdrängung und Ersatz. Life span of German loanwords in Czech and Slovak: displacement and replacement.. In: Rocznik Slawistyczny (Revue Slavistique) LXIX , 49-68. Open Access. [URL: https://doi.org/10.24425/rslaw.2020.134708]
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15. March 2021
Cluster BCluster C – Blog

Das „Meidlinger L“ – Einem Sprachmythos auf der Spur. Teil 2: Kontaktlinguistische Perspektiven

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Jan Luttenberger, Carolin Schmid und Agnes Kim sind einem Sprachmythos auf der Spur. Dieser zweite von zwei Beiträgen zum „Meidlinger L“ beschäftigt sich aus kontaktlinguistischer und slawistischer Perspektive mit der Frage der Herkunft dieses Lautes: Ist es möglich, dass er aus dem Tschechischen kommt?

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22. February 2021
Cluster C – Presentation

Kim, Agnes/Schinko, Maria (12.03.2021): Variation of preposition choice in Central European languages – diatopic, diamedial, diachronic and semantic aspects.

  • Kim, Maria / Schinko, Maria (12.03.2021 - 11:45 h): Variation of preposition choice in Central European languages – diatopic, diamedial, diachronic and semantic aspects. (Empirical approaches to linguistic variation: The Balkans and beyond, Universität Zürich, Slavisches Seminar) [URL: https://www.slav.uzh.ch/de/Aktuelles/EALV-Workshop-2021/Programme.html]
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Article URL: https://dioe.at/en/article-details/artikel/2745/
15. February 2021
Cluster BCluster C – Blog

Das „Meidlinger L“ – Einem Sprachmythos auf der Spur. Teil 1: Phonetische und dialektologische Perspektiven

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Jan Luttenberger, Carolin Schmid und Agnes Kim sind einem Sprachmythos auf der Spur. Dieser erste von zwei Beiträgen zum „Meidlinger L“ beschäftigt sich mit seiner phonetischen, also lautlichen Beschreibung sowie seiner Verbreitung in den ostösterreichischen, ostmittelbairischen Dialekten.

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27. January 2021
Cluster C – Publications

Žele, Andreja, Dušan Gálik, Nicole Dołowy-Rybińska, Katalin É. Kiss, Martin Prošek & Stefan Michael Newerkla (2020): A fully functioning language inside the EU: an emphasis on developing academic and technical language.

  • Žele, Andreja / Gálik, Dušan / Dołowy-Rybińska, Nicole / Kiss, Katalin É. / Prošek, Martin / Newerkla, Stefan Michael (2020): Panel 1. A fully functioning language inside the EU: an emphasis on developing academic and technical language. In: Austrian Academy, of Sciences (Hg.): Joint Academy Day 2019. Slovenia | Czechia | Hungary | Slovakia | Poland | Austria. 15th November 2019 – Austrian Academy of Sciences. Wien: Austrian Academy of Sciences (Akademie im Dialog 21), 9-26. Open Access. [URL: https://www.oeaw.ac.at/fileadmin/NEWS/2020/PDF/Akademie_im_Dialog_21_INTERN.pdf]
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Article URL: https://dioe.at/en/article-details/artikel/2705/
25. January 2021
Cluster BCluster C – Publications

Lenz, Alexandra N., Fabian Fleißner, Agnes Kim & Stefan Michael Newerkla. (2020): GIVE as a German PUT verb – Analyses on Slavic-German language contact.

  • Lenz, Alexandra N. / Fleißner, Fabian / Kim, Agnes / Newerkla, Stefan Michael (2021): GIVE as a German PUT verb – Analyses on Slavic-German language contact.. In: Journal of Linguistic Geography [First View] , 67-81. Open Access. [URL: https://doi.org/10.1017/jlg.2020.6]
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Article URL: https://dioe.at/en/article-details/artikel/2704/
19. January 2021
Cluster C – Publications

Kim, Agnes (2020): Mark My (Foreign) Words: Text-internal and -external Functions of Multilingualism in Dramas.

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23. November 2020
Cluster C – Publications

Agnes Kim (2020): Dr. Dworschak und Mr. Švárc. Ergebnisse einer attitudinalen Fragebogenerhebung zu tschechischen Familiennamen in Wien

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27. October 2020
Cluster C – Memo

Stefan Michael Newerkla wird Mitglied des neuen Internationalen Rats des IDM & in das Präsidium des Verbands der Professorinnen und Professoren der österreichischen Universitäten (UPV) aufgenommen!

Projektleiter des SFB-Teilprojekts PP06, Stefan Michael Newerkla, wurde Mitglied des neuen Internationalen Rats | International Council des Instituts für den Donauraum und Mitteleuropa (IDM). 

Stefan Michael Newerkla wurde am 21. Oktober 2020 bei der Delegiertenversammlung der Lokalverbände einstimmig ins neue Präsidium des Verbands der Professorinnen und Professoren der österreichischen Universitäten (UPV) gewählt. Newerkla folgt im Präsidium Mitchell Ash nach, der aus Altersgründen aus dem Präsidium ausscheidet. 

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