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Methodological approaches to people's notions of spoken Standard German

  • This paper explores speakers’ notions of the situational appropriacy of linguistic variants. We conducted a web-based survey in which we collected ratings of the appropriacy of variants of linguistic variables in spoken German. A range of quantitative methods (cluster analysis, factor analysis and various forms of visualization techniques) is applied in order to analyze metalinguistic awareness and the differences in the evaluation of written vs. spoken stimuli. First, our data show that speakers’ ratings of the appropriacy of linguistic variants vary reliably with two rough clusters representing formal and informal speech situations and genres. The findings confirm that speakers adhere to a notion of spoken standard German which takes genre and register-related variation into account. Secondly, our analysis reveals a written language bias: metalinguistic awareness is strongly influenced by the physical mode of the presentation of linguistic items (spoken vs. written).

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Author:Alexander KoplenigORCiDGND, Ralf Knöbl, Arnulf DeppermannORCiDGND
Parent Title (German):Linguistische Berichte
Place of publication:Hamburg
Document Type:Article
Year of first Publication:2016
Date of Publication (online):2016/06/09
GND Keyword:Deutsch; Forschungsmethode; Gesprochene Sprache; Schriftsprache; Sprachvariante
First Page:171
Last Page:196
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 430 Deutsch
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Gesprächsforschung / Gesprochene Sprache
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt