Issue 84/2019 – Abstracts

»A fake orange mouth for German«. Spracherleben vor dem Hintergrund der Deutschlernpflicht in Österreich

Anna Steinkress

Since 2003, German skills have represented one of the primary integration requirements for so-called Third Country Nationals to obtain a residence permit for Austria. They are obligated by law to not only study German but to reach a defined level of proficiency within a designated time frame. If the Third Country National does not pass the test, he or she can get deported to their country of citizenship. This article draws from the concepts of Spracherleben, the lived experience of language, as well as the linguistic repertoire, and the method of language portraits (Busch 2013), to present the personal experience of learning German as a Third Country National. Based on one interview, this article discusses emotional effects this linguistic obligation has on an individual and further explains his experience of language in society.

Keywords: Spracherleben, Sprachenporträt, Sprachtests und Integration, Deutschlernpflicht

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»ab A2 wird dieser ›sprach-mixed-salat‹ eher schwierig«. Eine Erhebung von Einstellungen zu Mehrsprachigkeit in der Deutschsprachförderung der Erwachsenenbildung

Marco Triulzi/Ina-Maria Maahs

Multilingualism is the absolute norm in the everyday-experienced life of participants in German language courses in the field of adult education (Council of Europe 2001), yet seems this condition not to be synonymous with the didactic implementation of this resource. This article discusses the attitudes towards multilingualism of instructors of courses for German as a Second Language in Germany as a result of a quantitative study with 884 participants and in the light of relevant approaches to foreign and second language education. The study shows that one third of the respondents present a consistent and marked monolingual habitus.

Keywords: Mehrsprachigkeit, Erwachsenenbildung, Einstellungen, Deutschsprachförderung

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Das Spracherleben einer ÖGS-Sprecherin im Wiener Hochschulwesen: Eine Einzelfallanalyse

Eva-Maria Mannsberger/Sophie Mühlberger

This paper serves to explore and depict the lived experience of sign language as well as individual language identity based on the case study of Vicky, a female university student and Austrian sign language user. Concerning Vicky’s linguistic biography, it should be mentioned that her first contact with Austrian sign language only occurred in the university context. Her first language was spoken German, since communication in family and school always took place via the verbal modality. Vicky’s account emphasizes that her involvement with sign language and sign language culture affected her life in a highly positive way.

Keywords: Gebärdensprachforschung, Spracherleben, Sprachliche Identität

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