77 Works

„Was ist es mit diesem grammatisch ungeheuerlichen ‚ihns‘?“

Andreas Klein & Damaris Nübling


Lars Vorberger
The Hessian language area is characterized by the opposition of an object-linguistic heterogeneity and a perceived homogeneity. The perception and conceptualization of “Hessian” is highly connected to the medial distribution of “Hessian”. This Mediahessian hasn’t been investigated profoundly. Thus, this paper – based on an outline of the Hessian language area and the media usage of regional language – analyzes: (a) the knowledge about Mediahessian based on a survey, (b) the concept of “Hessian”, which...

Überzeugungs- und Überredungsmittel in mündlichen Aufforderungsakten im deutsch-italienischen Sprachvergleich

Ilaria Venuti & Roland Hinterhölzl
The purpose of this study is to draw a comparison between the realization of requestive speech acts in Italian and in German, and to investigate the different strategies of persuasion in the two speech communities, with a particular attention to the relationship between efficiency and politeness. The empirical part of the study consists in the comparison of 320 requests formulated by Italian and German speakers. Linguistic data were elicited by means of a discourse completion...

„Gesagt. Getan.“

Paul Danler
An orator tries to turn his/her personal point of view into a generally accepted one using a variety of rhetorical means; one of which is argumentation. However, since the relationship between rhetoric and argumentation is somewhat controversial, I will first of all try to identify the role of argumentation within rhetoric. After that, I will briefly discuss the nature of a wide range of argumentation schemes. Arguments have been classified in different ways. One very...

Popularisierung im Dienst der Persuasion.

Gabriella Carobbio
The article outlines some strategies of persuasion when popularizing legal contents. The study concerns a video (Erklärfilm) published on the website of the Bayerisches Staatsministerium der Justiz, which explains to migrants the main legal principles upon which the German federal state is grounded. Legal issues such as the constitutional freedom of religion or belief and the state monopoly on the use of force are clarified in order to give migrants basic knowledge of the German...

S Doris in däm wisse Fätze.

Gerda Baumgartner
In various Swiss German dialects, the feminine gender is not the sole possibility when referring to women. Under certain circumstances, the article of female first names can also be neuter, e. g. s Doris. The gender assignment of names is determined by linguistic variables such as morphology or semantics, but also by social factors like age and social relationship. Neuter names have been shown to indicate social relations and encode certain concepts of gender roles...

Lexicalization of Akan Diminutives:

Clement Kwamina Insaidoo Appah & Nana Aba Appiah Amfo
This paper examines transparent and non-transparent diminutive forms in Akan and the range of meanings associated with each group, as presented in Appah/Amfo (2011). It takes the discussion of Akan diminutives a step further by showing that some of the meanings communicated by transparent diminutive forms are dependent on the context, including the semantic properties of the base to which the diminutive morpheme is attached. In addition, it demonstrates that even though the non-transparent diminutive...

Les marqueurs linguistiques de catégorisation sociale en godié

Damanan N'dré
This article discusses the categorization of people and objects lasses in the Godié society. In Godié, categorization of people and objects is done through classes suffixes. These are the suffixes of nominal classes here called categorization markers. These markers are five. They are: -kpá, -tɨ̀tɤ̅, -fɔ́, -có and -ɓí. They convey various semantic values. -fɔ́, -ɓí and -có markers are joined to names of people. They help in categorizing people according to their origin or...

Funktionen von Modalitätsinterdependenzen in professionellen Interaktionen

Eva-Maria Jakobs & Anna Valentine Ullrich
This paper deals with multimodal interaction in professional settings. The question is: How do people use communicative resources to create and pass on knowledge cooperatively? The focus lies on functions of the interplay of multimodal communicative resources. The analyses presented are based on a case study: in a company, industrial process modelers interview employees about workflows, then develop a preliminary process model of the production process and afterwards a computer-generated final process model. In these...

ArchiMob: Ein multidialektales Korpus schweizerdeutscher Spontansprache

Yves Scherrer, Tanja Samardžić & Elvira Glaser
Although Swiss dialects of German are widely used in everyday communication, automatic processing of Swiss German is still a considerable challenge due to the fact that it is mostly a spoken variety and that it is subject to considerable regional variation. This paper presents the ArchiMob corpus, a freely available general-purpose corpus of transcribed spoken Swiss German based on oral history interviews. The corpus is a result of a long design process, intensive manual work...

Geschriebener Dialekt in Südtiroler Facebook-Texten

Alexander Glück & Aivars Glatznieks
This case study deals with the reflexes of unaccentuated, word-final Standard German -er in multisyllabic words, attested in German Facebook texts written by South Tyrolean Facebook users with German as (one of) their first language(s). After preliminary considerations for the analysis of written language and a presentation of the corpus, linguistic data will be related to metadata on texts and users, taking spatial, social and situational criteria into account, in this way assigning particular variants...

Inhaltsverzeichnis/Table of contents

Elke Hentschel

Ideologies in Nigerian Stand-up Comedy

Ibukun Finali & Temitope Michael Ajayi
The bond between language and ideology has caught the attention of discourse analysts. Investigating this bond, discourse analysts have further demonstrated that everyday interactions are embedded in and with different ideologies. Likewise, the performance of humour is motivated by the interlocutors’ ideological inclinations. On the strength of these propositions, this study attempts a critical analysis of the ideologies in selected Nigerian stand-up comedy routines (NSC), with particular reference to Fairclough and Wodak’s notions of ideology...

Flexibilisierung und Persuasion

Goranka Rocco
The article illustrates and compares some of the persuasive strategies of the political and entre­preneurial discourse on labour market flexibilization in different contexts: within the political discourse on labour market reforms and on socio-democratic/leftist basic values, and within the entrepreneurial communication and self-presentation (job advertisements, annual relations, per­sonnel manager guides).

Der s-Plural im Alemannischen.

Andreas Klein & Kristin Kopf
It is commonly agreed that the plural -s has become a part of Standard German inflection, yet in dialects such as Alemannic it is often seen as an intruder. We challenge this view based on data from a written survey amongst speakers of Swiss German dialects. Our analysis of pluralised loanwords (e. g. Mango) and abbreviations (e. g. WG ‘flat share’) shows a strong effect of both speakers’ age and grammatical gender that points towards...

Temporale und modale Konjunktionen und ihre individuellen Verarbeitungsweisen

Jolanta Mazurkiewicz-Sokołowska
The paper presents a study within the scope of cognitive linguistics. The aim is to relate Langacker’s assumption about language as meaning to grammatical language items and to examine it, taking the already existing research into consideration, by analysing selected temporal and modal conjunctions. The research object in this comparative analysis are selected German conjunctions and their Polish counterparts. The study provides answers to the following questions: Is meaning content activated by conjunctions in language...

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Referenzielle Kohärenz: Diskrepanz zwischen Theorie und Vermittlung.

Maria Averintseva-Klisch, Doreen Bryant & Corinna Peschel
Secondary school graduates are expected to write coherent texts for their respective occupations and other purposes later in life. Schooling should therefore prepare them adequately for this. It is thus paradoxical that textbooks for German provide pupils with very few explicit didactic instructions on how to write coherent texts. This applies in particular to referential coherence. Our article aims to contribute to the appropriate teaching of referential coherence in its complexity. To this end, first,...

Die Partikeln schon und noch in der linearen Abfolge mit Temporaladverbien

Anna Kutscher
The particles schon and noch in German add an aspectual reading to events in different assertions. While schon tends to a perfective reading of an event, an imperfective reading appears with noch, hence both particles have a similar function on the event modification. Overtly, they are located unrestricted in the middle field of a German clause and can freely change their position towards temporal adverbs such as heute, jetzt, bald etc. It seems that syntax...

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Historische Mündlichkeit.

Brigitte Ganswindt
The article demonstrates how to reconstruct an oral historical variety by using modern methods. The phonetic-phonological phenomens of the Regional High German in the 19th century are presented for Segeberg (a town in the North Low German dialect area). Afterwards, the spatial structures of this historical prestigious variety are analysed using statistical methods (cluster analysis and implication analysis).

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Elke Hentschel

(Nicht) Den Einheimischen mimen.

Alexandra Schiesser
This paper examines how subjectively perceived place loyalty (Ortsloyalität) relates to the use of dialect. Place loyalty is distinguished from other theoretical concepts of place affiliation such as the objectively determinable sedentarism (Ortsfestigkeit). On a broad empirical basis and by using qualitative as well as quantitative methods, it is demonstrated that speakers with identical levels of sedentarism do not feel the same place loyalty towards their place of living. It is subsequently shown that the...

Grenzüberschreitende Identitäten im badischen Oberrheingebiet: Unterschiede in der Konstruktion sprachlicher und regionaler Verbundenheit mit dem Elsass

Martin Pfeiffer
Based on a qualitative analysis of 127 sociolinguistic interviews with speakers of Alemannic from 22 villages and towns along the Franco-German border at the Upper Rhine in Baden (Germany), this contribution investigates the construction of trans-border identities. The paper explores how Badeners perceive the relationship with Alsace (France) with regard to three thematic fields: 1) regional ties with Alsace, 2) language choice in communication across the border, and 3) comprehension of the Alsatian dialect. Two...

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Elke Hentschel

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