LINGUIST List 30.3010
Fri Aug 02 2019
Disc: Standard Swiss German
Editor for this issue: Everett Green <everettlinguistlist.org>
Stefan Dollinger <stefan.dollinger
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I have posted a question on research gate in relation to the concept of ''Standard Swiss German'' and its acceptance in Switzerland. The questions asks for responses to the expressed doubts of a colleague who has been dealing for a long time with Swiss non-standard dialects. I use his doubts, which would run counter to theoretical accounts (as is the international model, e.g., The Pluricentricity Debate (Routledge, 2019)).
How accepted is a standard in Switzerland, a standard that is intelligible but not the same as the German German or Austrian German Standards? I'm aware of attitudinal work on Swiss German, but would appreciate a debate anchored around this rather negative statement. I'd appreciate any pointers and will, if the feedback warrants it, post a summary.
Here is the link: https://www.researchgate.net/post/Standard_Swiss_German_an_unknown_concept
You'll find a one-page pdf from the Swiss ''Sprachspiegel'' for download there.
Best wishes and thanks for your input,
Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics
Subject Language(s): German (deu)
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