Areal Variation and Change in the Phraseology of Contemporary German

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Abstract

Areal variation and change in phraseology is still a remarkably underdeveloped
area of research. Past studies of areal phraseology have either been restricted to small localities and regions, or have required considerable effort in data collection. There is a complete lack of studies on phraseological change in
contemporary German. Recent research projects on German areal linguistics have used internet surveys, as in the case of the Atlas zur deutschen Alltagssprache (AdA) ‘Atlas of colloquial German’ (with data from mostly spoken regional vernaculars), or large corpora, in the case of the Variantenwörterbuch des Deutschen (VWB) ‘Dictionary of lexical variation in German’ and the Variantengrammatik des Standarddeutschen (VG) ‘Regional variation in the grammar of Standard German’ (with data from written Standard German). These new methods can be used to obtain reliable data on the areal distribution of phrasemes in contemporary German usage with relatively little effort. Moreover, a comparison of recent AdA data with data from the Wortatlas der deutschen Umgangssprachen (WDU) ‘Word Atlas of colloquial German’, collected in the 1970s and 1980s, can reveal developments in the areal distribution of phrasemes on the level of colloquial speech. This article aims to demonstrate the potential of such research approaches for the study of variation and change in phraseology and will use selected examples from the AdA and the VG for illustration.
OriginalspracheEnglisch
TitelFormulaic Language and New Data
UntertitelTheoretical and Methodological Implications
Redakteure/-innenElisabeth Piirainen, Natalia Filatkina, Sören Stumpf, Christian Pfeiffer
Herausgeber (Verlag)De Gruyter
Seiten43-78
Seitenumfang36
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 31 Jan 2020
VeranstaltungEUROPHRAS 2016 - Trier, Deutschland
Dauer: 1 Aug 20163 Aug 2016

Publikationsreihe

NameFormulaic Language and New Data

Konferenz

KonferenzEUROPHRAS 2016
LandDeutschland
OrtTrier
Zeitraum1/08/163/08/16

Systematik der Wissenschaftszweige 2012

  • 602 Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaften

Schlagwörter

  • Sprachvariation
  • Sprachwandel
  • Phraseologie

Projekte

  • 1 Abschlussdatum

Variantengrammatik des Standarddeutschen (Fortsetzung)

Elspaß, S., Engel, J. C., Maier, S. & Unterberger, E.

1/08/1531/07/20

Projekt: Forschung

Verwandte Tätigkeiten

  • 1 Nicht-drittmittelfinanzierte Projekte

Atlas zur deutschen Alltagssprache

Stephan Elspaß (Projektleiter/in) & Robert Möller (Projektleiter/in)

2003 → …

Aktivität: Weitere wissenschaftliche AktivitätenNicht-drittmittelfinanzierte Projekte

Zitieren

Elspaß, S. (2020). Areal Variation and Change in the Phraseology of Contemporary German. in E. Piirainen, N. Filatkina, S. Stumpf, & C. Pfeiffer (Hrsg.), Formulaic Language and New Data: Theoretical and Methodological Implications (S. 43-78). (Formulaic Language and New Data). De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110669824-003