Ausgabe 91/2022

Die Ausgabe 91/2022 der WLG steht als vollständiges Heft (PDF) oder in Form der einzelnen Beiträge (s.u.) zur Verfügung.

»Wir wollen nicht mitreden, sondern eine andere Sprache«. Sprachideologische Positionierung im Diskurs der Identitären Bewegung

Jonas Trochemowitz

This article uses the framework of the metapragmatic discourse analysis developed by Jürgen Spitzmüller in order to answer the question of which positions and ideologies about language exist within the Identitäre Bewegung (IB). Furthermore, it discusses how the ideology of so called ‘ethnopluralism’ influences the way the IB conceptualizes language and how this may influence their political strategies. The data analyzed consists of blogpost of members of the IB Österreich and IB Deutschland, a chapter of Martin Sellner’s book Identitär!, and an interview with a former member of the IB Deutschland.

Schlüsselwörter: Metapragmatik, Sprachideologien, Diskurs-linguistik, Positionierung, Identitäre Bewegung


»Ma, es duatma voi load«. Der Sprechakt der Entschuldigung in Instant-Messaging-Nachrichten

Julia Lückl

This paper discusses the speech act of apologising in instant-text-messages of Austrian speakers. For this purpose, an online questionnaire survey with open questions was conducted. Results indicate that the situational factors »social distance«, »social status« and »severity of offence« influence the choice of the apology wording. Furthermore, it can be concluded that participants' dialect use in the apologetic messages varies along the areal-horizontal as well as the vertical-social axis: Alemannic speakers use their dialect more often than Bavarian speakers. In situations where social distance between the speakers is little, participants write significantly more often dialectal apologies than in situations with greater social distance.

Schlüsselwörter: Deutsch in Österreich, Entschuldigungen, Sprechakt, Dialekt


Das »Hianzische« aus empirischer Sicht. Zu Sprachvariation und -wandel im Burgenland

Ann-Marie Moser/Philip C. Vergeiner/Nina Weihs/Jan Luttenberger

This study investigates phonological variation and change in the base dialects of the Austrian federal state of Burgenland. The dialects of the Burgenland – often labelled »Hianzisch« – are said to contain numerous archaic language peculiarities already lost in neighboring dialect regions. However, there are no recent investigations into the dialects of the Burgenland. Based on the data of the special research programme »German in Austria« and a corpus from the town of Schattendorf this study reveals that although the dialects in the Burgenland have preserved some archaic features, most features are shared with neighboring dialects in Lower Austria and Styria. Furthermore, there is a significant amount of change which leads to the adoption of Bavarian majority variants into the traditional dia­lect.


Qualifizierung von Elementarpädagog:innen im Bereich Sprachförderung an der Bildungsanstalt für Elementarpädagogik

Niku Dorostkar

Nursery teachers are expected to carry out tasks such as language assessment and early language support in their professional practice. To do this, they need to acquire appropriate qualifications during their formation at Training Institutes for Early Childhood Education (Bildungs­anstalt für Elementarpädagogik; BAfEP). Within the framework of an Austria-wide online survey of BAfEP teachers, it was investigated how and to what extent linguistic qualifications are taught at the BAfEP. One of the main results is that a large proportion of BAfEP teachers do not consider their own formation to be sufficient to prepare students for language support tasks in professional practice.