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This unit helps participants understand the complex patterns underlying “Kiezdeutsch”, a German multiethnolect, and recognise its non-exotic status and its grammatical integration into German.After a brief introduction of Kiezdeutsch as a German vernacular, participants work, in small groups, on transcriptions with authentic data illustrating different phenomena in Kiezdeutsch and similar patterns in other variants of German, including formal ones associated with educated speech. Is Kiezdeutsch ‘impoverished’ language? Do its speakers shorten sentences, and mix up word orders randomly? Or are there systematic rules? Results are presented to the whole class.

  • Handbuch (438.6 KiB)
  • Folien (1.3 MiB)
  • Folien mit Notizen (2.9 MiB)
  • AB Arbeitsauftraege (277.8 KiB)
  • AB Gespraechsausschnitte (110.9 KiB)
  • AB Transkripte (561.0 KiB)
  • Merkblatt Kiezdeutsch (254.2 KiB)
  • Merkblatt Kiezdeutsch kontrastiv (526.1 KiB)

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