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Zeitschrift für germanistische Linguistik

Deutsche Sprache in Gegenwart und Geschichte

Ed. by Ágel, Vilmos / Feilke, Helmuth / Linke, Angelika / Lüdeling, Anke / Tophinke, Doris

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Volume 39, Issue 2


Hat die gesprochene Sprache eine eigene Grammatik? Grundsätzliche Überlegungen zum Status gesprochensprachlicher Konstruktionen und zur Kategorie ‚gesprochenes Standarddeutsch‘

Jan Georg Schneider
Published Online: 2011-08-18 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zgl.2011.014


Although most linguists agree that spoken language differs in relevant aspects from written language, it is still controversial whether they have different grammatical systems. In this article, I raise the general question of whether it is possible to speak of a specific grammar of spoken language. For this purpose the problem of spoken versus written modality is discussed together with the problem of rules and regularity (chapter 2); furthermore, the role of the concept “standard language” in this research context is discussed (chapter 3). Using different examples, I analyze syntactic phenomena of contemporary spoken German (chapter 4). On this empirical basis, the central theoretical question is developed and answered: Are there grammatical constructions in spoken Standard German which can be explained by the special modality – e.g. the fluidity and irreversibility – of the oral medium (chapter 5)?

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Adresse des Verfassers: Prof. Dr. Jan Georg Schneider, Institut für Germanistik, Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Koblenz-Landau (Campus Landau), Fortstr. 7, D-76829 Landau.

Published Online: 2011-08-18

Published in Print: 2011-08-01

Citation Information: Zeitschrift für Germanistische Linguistik, Volume 39, Issue 2, Pages 165–187, ISSN (Online) 1613-0626, ISSN (Print) 0301-3294, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/zgl.2011.014.

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