Article published in:Ethnic Styles of Speaking in European Metropolitan Areas
Edited by Friederike Kern and Margret Selting
[Studies in Language Variation 8] 2011
► pp. 45–73
Kiezdeutsch as a multiethnolect
This paper deals with Kiezdeutsch, a way of speaking that emerged among adolescents in multiethnic urban neighbourhoods of Germany. We argue for a view of Kiezdeutsch as a multiethnolect, based on a recognition study that tested the acceptability and evaluation of such features by adolescents from a multiethnic and a monoethnic neighbourhood of Berlin. Our results support a view of Kiezdeutsch as a linguistic system of its own, with features that establish a distinct way of speaking that is associated with multiethnic neighbourhoods, where it cuts across ethnicities, including speakers of non-migrant background.
Published online: 22 December 2011
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