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Language and Regional Identity (Using the Example of Regional Varieties of the German Language)

Project Lead:
PD Dr. Claudia Maria Riehl
PD Dr. Doris Tophinke

Project Sponsor: DFG

Project Phase: 1997-2000

In this project, which was conducted within the framework of the Special Research Project (Sonderforschungsbereich, SFB) Identitäten und Alteritäten [Identities and Alterities] at the University of Freiburg, attitudes toward language and stereotypes of speakers with regard to regional varieties and dialects were explored. For this purpose, extensive narrative interviews with speakers of regional varieties in different regions of Germany were conducted and discursively analyzed.

Riehl, Claudia Maria (2000): Spracheinstellungen und Stereotype im Lichte diskursiver Praxis, in: Einstel­lungsforschung in der Linguistik und Nachbardisziplinen, hg. von Szilvia Demin­ger u.a. Frankfurt u.a.: Lang (VarioLingua 10), 141-160.