Jeffrey Pheiff

Jeffrey Pheiff
Universität Bern | UniBe · Institut für Germanistik

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Introduction
I'm a postdoc in linguistics at the University of Bern. My current work mainly deals with language variation and change along the dialect-standard axis in German, particularly as regards morpho-syntax (Project: Syntax der deutschen Regionalsprachen).

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Publications (33)
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The long-term project Regionalsprache.de (REDE) aims at the investigation of the (morpho-)syntactic variation space in German between the two poles dialect and standard language. We are surveying speakers of German with differing socio-demographic profiles using the indirect method. We first report on the methodological challenges of this investiga...
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1. Einleitung 3 2. Methodenreflexion 4 2.1 Probleme der Erhebung syntaktischer Phänomene in der Horizontale 4 2.2 Probleme der Erhebung syntaktischer Phänomene in der Horizontale per indirekte Methode 5 2.3 Die REDE-Erhebung syntaktischer Phänomene: horizontal, vertikal, indirekt und online 6 2.4 Zur Rolle der Stimulusvarietät 10 3 Drei Fallstudien...
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This document contains an abstract and a table of contents of a manuscript that we recently submitted to a journal on a dialectometric analysis of Dutch dialects using linguistic data from the Kleiner Niederländischer Sprachatlas (KNSA). If the manuscript piques your interest, we would be happy to send you a *pdf-file.
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The Willems questionnaires form a corpus of historical dialect data. The question- naires were distributed to over 300 locations starting in 1885 by a Belgian philologist named Pieter Willems. Willems surveyed dialect speakers from Belgium, the Netherlands, French Flanders, Luxemburg and Germany. Until now, the German and Luxemburgish questionnaire...
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We investigate the consonant and vowel inventories as well as unstressed syllables in the spoken Standard German of speakers from the East Franconian dialect region in the German states of Thuringia and Bavaria. Using a sub-corpus of speech samples from Regionalsprache.de (REDE) with speech data for two generations of speakers from four towns, we d...
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The project Regionalsprache.de (REDE) has among its primary goals the first systematic documentation and analysis of the structure and dynamics of the modern regional languages of German (Schmidt & Herrgen 2011). Our research unit takes aim to investigate the regionally conditioned morpho-syntax of the variation space between the two poles dialect...
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Der vorliegende Beitrag setzt sich mit den Wenkersätzen auseinander, die 1917 bzw. 1918 per direkter Aufnahme bei belgischen und französisch-flämischen Kriegsgefangenen (Frings/Vandenheuvel 1921), ab 1924 in Belgien (Grootaers 1923b, 1924a) bzw. ab 1934 in den Niederlanden (van Ginneken/Meertens 1933: 2) erhoben wurden. Die Fragebögen, die in Belgi...
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The present contribution aims to present the Kleiner Niederländischer Sprachatlas unter Einschluss des Westfriesischen (KNSA, ‘Concise Linguistic Atlas of Dutch including West Frisian’). With the Belgian and Dutch Wenker sentences as its source of data, the KNSA represents a westward expansion of its model and predecessor atlas, the Kleiner Deutsch...
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The emergence and subsequent dissemination of Standard German via the mass media in the course of the twentieth century led to the development of a spectrum of variation between the base dialects and the standard language. Although both of the former have been intensively studied, there has as yet been no systematic analysis of the variation existi...
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Diskutiert die Erhebungsmethode der Syntaxerhebung im Rahmen des Projekts "Regionalsprache.de"
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Integrating regional linguistic variation more heavily into classes of German as a foreign language (DaF) and German as a second language (DaZ) has been subject to discussion for quite some time in the research literature. Surveys have shown that students of DaF and DaZ are interested in learning about regional varieties of German, but that this of...
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Der Beitrag ist im Bereich der arealen morphosyntaktischen Variation anzusiedeln. Im Fokus der sprachdynamischen Regionalsprachenforschung steht der Fundamentalbereich der individuellen Varietätenkompetenz (Schmidt / Herrgen 2011). Im Rahmen des Projekts „Regionalsprache.de“ (REDE) wird die regionalsprachliche Syntax erstmals flächendeckend für die...
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The Dutch motion verb komen ‘come’ can combine with either a past participle or infinitive to specify simultaneous aspects of a single motion event as in (1): (1) De agent kwam de straat ingefietst.ptcp/fietsen.inf ‘The police officer came cycling into the street’. It has been claimed that the past participle variant is losing ground in Dutch (e.g....
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According to Beliën (2016:30) “both variants [PTCP and INF] describe an unfolding, unidirectional motion event towards a contextually construable vantage point” but “the variant with the past participle highlights the end of a process, while the infinitive variant does not”. This claims remains to be systematically tested and forms the starting poi...
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Im vorliegenden Beitrag werden erste Ergebnisse eines Dissertationsprojekts zur Verwendung des definiten Nullartikels im Niedersächsischen präsentiert. Die Darstellung beschränkt sich auf die niederländischen Provinzen Groningen und Drente sowie die benachbarte Grenzregion in Deutschland. Als Daten-grundlage dienen die sog. Wenkersätze, die eine ex...
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This contribution presents an analysis of h-dropping in dialects of Dutch based on the data from the recently published Concise Linguistic Atlas of Dutch including West Frisian (KNSA). The atlas is based on questionnaires collected starting in the 1920s and 1930s in Belgium and the Netherlands, respectively. h-dropping refers to the non-realization...
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Wir berichten von einer Studie, deren Ziel es war herauszufinden, ob Gewährspersonen dialektsyntaktische Fragebogen unterschiedlich beantworten in Abhängigkeit von der Varietät der Stimuli (standardsprachlich vs. dialektalisiert). Die Ergebnisse zeigen eine Konzentration der Antworten auf eine Variante in der dialektalisierten und ihre Verteilung ü...

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After Georg Wenker's dialect survey at the end of the 19th century, there were several follow-up surveys beginning in the 1920s and 1930s that made use of his sentences for the collection of dialect data. At this time, Belgian and Dutch dialectologists made use of these sentences. However, knowledge of and about these sentences have since been lost. The purpose of this project was to uncover some of what we have forgotten, contextualize the survey, and explore how these surveys are important for linguistic research looking forward. The project dealt with some of the following questions: - Who carried out these surveys. When and where did they happen? - Why were these surveys carried out? What were the dialectologists' interests? How were the results of these surveys received by contemporaries? - How were these surveys collected from a methodological standpoint. How do the methods used in Belgium and the Netherlands relate to the methods used in Germany? - Are the results that the data yield reliable? Are they valid?