Wahrnehmungs- und variationslinguistische Arbeiten zur Regionalsprache

  • Robert Langhanke
  • Juliane Limper
  • Lars Vorberger
  • Sarah Kwekkeboom


The combination of perceptual dialectological and variationist linguistic work determines the structure of the collected volume, which is based on a conference held at the University of Vechta. Through seven articles, the volume delves into various linguistic regions of German, employing diverse methodologies in regional language research.

The variation and perception of regional language features in Luxembourg are examined using a perceptual-dialectological approach, while a study focusing on perception and mental maps explores the transition area between East Franconian and North Bavarian, alongside a frame-semantic study on the recent thematisation of the opening of the inner-German border. Furthermore, a diachronic study evaluates spoken language in Hanover, rounding off the perceptual-dialectological approaches.

The volume concludes with three variationist linguistic studies, which scrutinize regional and intergenerational differences in lenis plosives before sonorant, the pseudo-coordination of two verb forms in the Low German dialects of Schleswig-Holstein in comparison to other languages and the use of phraseologisms by different generations in the Rhineland and the Ruhr area.

By showcasing the variety of methods and employing diverse corpora, the volume illustrates the potential and the thematic breadth of contemporary regional language research, fostering numerous interdisciplinary connections.

Langhanke, R., Limper, J., Vorberger, L., & Kwekkeboom, S. (2024). Wahrnehmungs- und variationslinguistische Arbeiten zur Regionalsprache. Linguistik Online, 128(04), 3–5. https://doi.org/10.13092/lo.300.11082