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The current status and use of Low German. Initial results of a representative study

  • Who understands Low German today and who can speak it? Who makes use of media and cultural events in Low German? What images do people in northern Germany associate with Low German and what is their view of their regional language? These and further questions are answered in this brochure with the help of representative data collected in a telephone survey of a total of 1,632 people from eight federal states (Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and Schleswig-Holstein as well as Brandenburg, North Rhine-Westphalia and Saxony-Anhalt).

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Author:Astrid AdlerORCiDGND, Christiane EhlersGND, Reinhard GoltzGND, Andrea KleeneGND, Albrecht PlewniaORCiDGND
Publisher:Institut für Deutsche Sprache
Place of publication:Mannheim
Translator:Helen Heaney
Document Type:Working Paper
Year of first Publication:2018
Date of Publication (online):2019/07/05
Contributing Corporation:Institut für niederdeutsche Sprache
GND Keyword:Beurteilung; Niederdeutsch; Sprachgebrauch; Sprachstatistik
Page Number:45
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 430 Deutsch
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Dialektologie / Sprachgeografie
Program areas:Zentrale Forschung
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung - Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen 4.0 International