Investigating indexicality of regional morphological variation and change

Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningfagfællebedømt

This chapter reports on an indexicality study of standard and regional forms of the past participle of strong verbs in western Denmark (Jutland). The last decades have seen a strong standardisation process with respect to language use, and we test the hypothesis that this is driven by the social meanings associated with this morphological variation. We conducted an online matched guise experiment with controlled variation of the participle suffix using recordings with speakers from Eastern Jutland. 262 respondents evaluated the speakers on scales related to personality traits, social background and standardness. The results show that the most regional variant leads to a lower score in perceived standardness but, for younger respondents, a higher score in how “nice” the speaker seems.
TitelMorphologische und syntaktische Variation in den deutschen Regionalsprachen : Impulse für die Erforschung der sprachlichen Vertikale
RedaktørerHanna Fischer, Stefan Rabanus
UdgivelsesstedHildesheim/Zürich/New York
ForlagGeorg Olms Verlag
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-487-16336-9
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-3-487-42342-5
StatusUdgivet - 2023
BegivenhedVeronese Workshop on Morphological and Syntactic Variation along the Dialect-Standard Axis - Università di Verona (via Zoom), Verona, Italien
Varighed: 9 apr. 20219 apr. 2021
Konferencens nummer: 2021


WorkshopVeronese Workshop on Morphological and Syntactic Variation along the Dialect-Standard Axis
LokationUniversità di Verona (via Zoom)
NavnGermanistische Linguistik

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