H. Wiese's scientific contributions

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Article
Based on corpus data and the results of a linguistic survey, we will examine grammatical and lexical developments in two relatively new varieties of Modern German: Kiezdeutsch and Nam- deutsch. Both varieties are spoken in multilingual speech communities in Germany and Namibia respectively. In spite of considerable differences in the contact langua...

Citations

... Smakman and Heinrich conclude that '[t] he city is more diverse than mainstream sociolinguistic theories have portrayed it to be (ibid., 2015, 186).' Recent research refl ects the potential of contemporary urban settings for the understanding of multilingual practices. To give an example, studies on the urban variety of Kiezdeutsch have shown the sociolinguistic interplay between migrant languages and older German varieties in cities such as Berlin ( Freywald et al. 2011 ;Wiese 2012 ;Wiese et al. 2014 ). They allow for a comparison with other recent and historic vernaculars in urban (youth) culture such as Straattaal in the Netherlands. ...