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Morphologische Aspekte der Jugendsprache deutscher aus Russland in Bayreuth

Leo Gruber, University of Nebraska - Lincoln


The purpose of this dissertation is to synchronically examine the morphological aspects of the youth vernacular of recently arrived Germans from Russia currently residing in Bayreuth, Germany on the basis of representative phonetic samples. Emphasis will focus on descriptive word-formational morphology of this sociolect as well as on the influences of anglicisms, pop culture and Franconian dialectal and colloquial borrowings. ^ Chapter 1 will provide an introduction to the topic of youth language pertaining to Germans from Russia in Bayreuth. ^ Chapter 2 attempts to define youth language in the context of a plethora of ever-changing internal and external diastratic factors that exert their influence on modern German. ^ Chapter 3 discusses literature published in this field as well as the diverse approaches undertaken in examining the communication patterns of teenage jargon. ^ Chapter 4 is a concise chronological overview of Bayreuth and the Germans from Russia who have recently returned to their ancestral homeland. ^ Chapter 5 is a diatopical discussion of the Upper Franconian dialect indigenous to this region as well as the linguistic coloration it tends to bestow on the ideolects of German immigrants from Russia. ^ Chapter 6 is concerned with the phonetic data recorded in the inventory. Chapter 7 concentrates on specific individual variations in articulation. ^ Chapter 8 is a succinct introduction to morphemics and defines the linguistic termini referred to throughout this dissertation. ^ Chapter 9 investigates aspects of grammatical morphology. Chapter 10 deals with aspects of word-formational morphology. ^ Chapter 11 is a summary of the salient linguistic characteristics revealed in this investigation. ^ Chapter 12 is comprised of samples of typical phonetic and phonemic patterns exhibited within this sociolect and depicts the degree to which they deviate from or conform to Standard German. ^ Chapter 13 contains the appendix, which clarifies and illuminates the methodology applied to the preceding rubrics and includes an inventory of the International Phonetic Alphabet, a glossary and maps of Europe, Germany, and Russia. ^ Chapter 14 comprises the bibliography for all sources used in this dissertation. ^

Subject Area

Language, Linguistics|Language, Modern

Recommended Citation

Gruber, Leo, "Morphologische Aspekte der Jugendsprache deutscher aus Russland in Bayreuth" (2001). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI3004611.