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)
18. July 2019
Cluster C – Memo

Historische Mehrsprachigkeit in Österreich online

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Historische Mehrsprachigkeit in Österreich – mit diesem komplexen und spannenden Phänomen beschäftigte sich eine Posterausstellung von Task-Cluster C im Oktober 2018, um der breiten Öffentlichkeit einen Blick hinter die Forschungskulissen zu geben. Ab sofort ist die Ausstellung auch online besuchbar.

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23. September 2020
Cluster C – Presentation

Agnes Kim (23.09.2020): Kontakt zwischen dem Deutschen und slawischen Sprachen im Wien des 19. Jahrhunderts

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Article URL: https://dioe.at/en/article-details/artikel/2547/
11. September 2020
Cluster CCluster D – Publications

Koppensteiner, Wolfgang / Kim, Agnes (2020): Perspectives on Change: Language (Varieties) Contact and Language Ideologies on German in Austria

  • Koppensteiner, Wolfgang / Kim, Agnes (2020): Perspectives on Change: Language (Varieties) Contact and Language Ideologies on German in Austria. In: Lenz, Alexandra N. / Maselko, Mateusz (Hg.): Perspectives on Change: Language (Varieties) Contact and Language Ideologies on German in Austria Göttingen: Vienna University Press (Wiener Arbeiten zur Linguistik 6), 317-358. [DOI: https://doi.org/10.14220/9783737011440.317]
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Article URL: https://dioe.at/en/article-details/artikel/2526/
04. June 2020
Cluster C – Presentation

Stefan Michael Newerkla (04.06.2020): Nachbarn. Österreicher und Tschechen schreiben gemeinsam Geschichte.

  • Newerkla, Stefan Michael (04.06.2020): Nachbarn. Österreicher und Tschechen schreiben gemeinsam Geschichte. (Vortrag organisiert vom Rotary Club Wien-Hofburg, 1010 Wien)
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Article URL: https://dioe.at/en/article-details/artikel/2466/
02. June 2020
Cluster C – Publications

Stefan Michael Newerkla: Mehrsprachigkeit und moderne Fremdsprachenausbildung in der ausgehenden Habsburgermonarchie am Beispiel der Schulbücher eines Wladimir Hanaček.

  • Newerkla, Stefan Michael (2020): Mehrsprachigkeit und moderne Fremdsprachenausbildung in der ausgehenden Habsburgermonarchie am Beispiel der Schulbücher eines Wladimir Hanaček.. In: Schörg, Christine / Sippl, Carmen (Hg.): Die Verführung zur Güte. Beiträge zur Pädagogik im 21. Jahrhundert. Festschrift für Erwin Rauscher Innsbruck / Wien: StudienVerlag (Pädagogik für Niederösterreich 8), 217-232. [URL: https://www.studienverlag.at/produkt/4967/die-verfuehrung-zur-guete/]
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Article URL: https://dioe.at/en/article-details/artikel/2465/
28. May 2020
Cluster C – Publications

Miroslav Kunštát & Stefan Michael Newerkla: Die ›Ständige Konferenz österreichischer und tschechischer Historiker zum gemeinsamen kulturellen Erbe‹ und ihre Vorläufer.

  • Kunštát, Miroslav / Newerkla, Stefan Michael (2020): Die ›Ständige Konferenz österreichischer und tschechischer Historiker zum gemeinsamen kulturellen Erbe‹ und ihre Vorläufer.. In: Sprengnagel, Gerald M. / Perzi, Niklas / Stehlík, Michal (Hg.): Die Ära Kreisky in Österreich und die Normalisierungsperiode in der ČSSR. Politik und Kultur Wien: LIT-Verlag (Schriftenreihe der Ständigen Konferenz österreichischer und tschechischer Historiker zum gemeinsamen kulturellen Erbe, Band 1 = Schriftenreihe der Waldviertel Akademie, Band 7 ), 4-25. [URL: https://books.google.at/books?id=YXjlDwAAQBAJ&lpg=PP1&hl=de&pg=PA4#v=onepage&q&f=true]
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Article URL: https://dioe.at/en/article-details/artikel/2464/
03. March 2020
Cluster C – Presentation

Newerkla, Stefan Michael (2020): Kultur- und Sprachkontaktareale im östlichen Mitteleuropa.

  • Newerkla, Stefan Michael (03.03.2020): Kultur- und Sprachkontaktareale im östlichen Mitteleuropa.. (Vortrag im Rahmen der Fortbildungsveranstaltung 331F0SSO00 für VS, NMS, HAK, HUM, FB 28 BR 02 in Zusammenarbeit mit Dr. Jaroslava Šotníková)
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02. March 2020
Cluster C – Teaching

Mehrsprachigkeit in Österreich in Geschichte und Gegenwart (VO) - Uni Wien

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29. January 2020
Cluster C – Presentation

Stefan Michael Newerkla (29.01.2020): Vortrag in Wien

  • Newerkla, Stefan Michael (29.01.2020): Kultur- und Sprachkontaktareale im östlichen Mitteleuropa unter Berücksichtigung des Böhmakelns. (Vortrag für den PRO SCIENTIA Alumniclub am 29. Jänner 2020 im Vortragssaal des Otto Mauer Zentrums, Währinger Straße 2–4, 1090 Wien)
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Article URL: https://dioe.at/en/article-details/artikel/2279/
21. January 2020
Cluster C – Publications

Luka Szucsich / Agnes Kim / Uliana Yazhinova: Introduction.

  • Szucsich, Luka / Kim, Agnes / Yazhinova, Uliana (2020): Introduction. In: Szucsich, Luka / Kim, Agnes / Yazhinova, Uliana (Hg.): Areal Convergence in Eastern Central European Languages and Beyond Berlin, u.a.: Peter Lang (= Linguistik International 44), 9-11.
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Article URL: https://dioe.at/en/article-details/artikel/2266/
21. January 2020
Cluster C – Publications

Kim, Agnes / Scharf, Sebastian / Šimko, Ivan: Variation in Case Government of the Equivalent for the Cognitive Verb to forget in German in Austria and Czech

  • Kim, Agnes / Scharf, Sebastian / Šimko, Ivan (2020): Variaion in Case Government of the Equivalent for the Cognitive Verb to forget in German in Austria and Czech. In: Szucsich, Luka / Kim, Agnes / Yazhinova, Uliana (Hg.): Areal Convergence in Eastern Central European Languages and Beyond Berlin, u.a.: Peter Lang (= Linguistik International 44), 139–175.
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