Volltext-Downloads (blau) und Frontdoor-Views (grau)

Aspects of pluricentric German

  • The contribution will focus on aspects of pluricentricity in spoken Standard German. After a brief overview over the historical and dialectal background of the linguistic diversity in the German speaking area, the regionally balanced speech-corpus "German today” is presented, which has been collected for the analysis of the (regional) variation of spoken Standard German. Aspects of pluricentric German will be discussed by means of both the distribution of certain phonetic variables and a short analysis of regional differences in the use of certain conversational constructions. It is argued that pluricentric structures are constituted by a set of linguistic features on different levels of description. Above all, the analysis tries to reveal traces of the impact of both traditional dialects and national or even subnational political units on the constitution of the standard varieties.

Download full text files

Export metadata

Additional Services

Share in Twitter Search Google Scholar


Author:Ralf Knöbl
Parent Title (Portuguese):Línguas Pluricêntricas: Variação Linguística e Dimensões Sociocognitivas / Pluricentric Languages: Linguistic Variation and Sociognitive Dimensions
Place of publication:Braga
Editor:Augusto Soares da Silva, Amadeu Torres, Miguel Gonçalves
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2011
Date of Publication (online):2015/09/14
Tag:German; conversational constructions; national and subnational standard varieties; regional phonetic variation; spoken (colloquial) standard
GND Keyword:Deutsch; Plurizentrische Sprache; Sprachvariante; Standardsprache
First Page:427
Last Page:439
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache / 430 Deutsch
BDSL-Classification:Deutsche Mundarten
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Linguistics-Classification:Dialektologie / Sprachgeografie
Open Access?:Ja
Licence (German):Es gilt das UrhG