"Kiezdeutsch goes School" : a multiethnic variety of German from an educational perspective

  • This article presents linguistic features of and educational approaches to a new variety of German that has emerged in multi-ethnic urban areas in Germany: Kiezdeutsch (‘Hood German’). From a linguistic point of view, Kiezdeutsch is very interesting, as it is a multi-ethnolect that combines features of a youth language with those of a contact language. We will present examples that illustrate the grammatical productivity and innovative potential of this variety. From an educational perspective, Kiezdeutsch has also a high potential in many respects: school projects can help enrich intercultural communication and weaken derogatory attitudes. In grammar lessons, Kiezdeutsch can be a means to enhance linguistic competence by having the adolescents analyse their own language. Keywords: German, Kiezdeutsch, multi-ethnolect, migrants’ language, language change, educational proposals

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Author:Kerstin Paul, Ulrike Freywald, Eva Wittenberg
Document Type:Preprint
Year of Completion:2008
Year of first Publication:2008
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2010/10/12
German; Kiezdeutsch; educational proposals; language change; migrants’ language; multi-ethnolect
GND Keyword:Soziolinguistik
Page Number:19
First Page:636
Last Page:682
Preprint, erschienen in: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Linguistic and Intercultural Education, Alba Iulia : Aeternitas, 2008, S. 636-682
Source:http://www.uni-potsdam.de/fileadmin/projects/dspdg/Publikationen/paul_freywald_wittenberg2009.pdf ; (in:) Proceedings of CLIE-2008. Alba Iulia: Aeternitas Publishing House, 2008, S.663-682
Institutes:keine Angabe Fachbereich / Extern
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Sammlungen:Germanistik / GiNDok
BDSL-Klassifikation:02.00.00 Deutsche Sprachwissenschaft (in Auswahl) / BDSL-Klassifikation: 02.00.00 Deutsche Sprachwissenschaft > 02.10.00 Sprache im 20. Jahrhundert. Gegenwartssprache
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht