PP06: German and the Slavic languages in Austria: Aspects of language contact
In phase I, project part 06 (PP06) will explore historical language contact phenomena of German varieties in Austria with other languages, especially Slavic ones. In contrast to PP05, we will explicitly focus on linguistic phenomena, e. g. on language change that can be explained by language contact with other languages, in particular the exhaustive number of Slavic loanwords in German in Austria. Our aim is to summarise and reinterpret existing data and publications on language contact while at the same time showing how – despite the scientific treatment of this subject – linguistic myths from the 19th century have remained effective to the present day. In addition, the project part develops the module MiÖ-SAKON of the Information system on (historical) multilingualism in Austria (MiÖ).