Where is a “package” and where a “Parcel” or “Parcel”? Where can you “call a person” without the “with” him to do? And where the sea, where you sat “on” or “is is”, not “the”, but “the” holiday photo? If you want to know the grammatical variants of the German language, you should click on on the Website of the Mannheim Institute for the German language, the “variant grammar”, the diverse landscapes between the North sea and the Alps, said to roam (http://mediawiki.ids-mannheim.de/VarGra/index.php/Start).

The Online reference book was written by a German Team under the direction of Christa Dürscheid, Stephan Elspaß and Arne Ziegler. Covered Germany, Austria, South Tyrol, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, and the German-speaking regions of Switzerland and Belgium. The entire area is divided into five, ten linguistic areas. This is not dialects, but rather modes of expression in the written and public use of language in the respective regions are common and as correct standard German – regardless of whether they have roots in the local dialects or not. With many of the examples provided with the texts of the grammatical keywords, also to interested lay people. Maps show in which regions the different variants occur, and how common they are there. to collect

the voice data, have been analyzed by the linguist article from the 68 regional Newspapers. But how regional the language is actually? In leaves, such as the “Stuttgarter Zeitung”, the “Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger”, or the “Wiener Zeitung” of work, but also journalists, which do not originate from the Region – this is also true for local parts that are the linguists concentrated.

That, occasionally, expression may occur, which are not typical for the landscape, holding Christa Dürscheid possible, but problematic: “Due to the amount of data by nearly 600 million words, we assume that this is negligible in the statistical analysis.”

Hidden diversity

The regional differences in phonetics and vocabulary of standard German are already in the “Atlas of the pronunciation of the German use of standards and in the variant dictionary of German” is documented. Now the variant grammar is lit, the inflectional forms, Word formation and sentence type of a font deutschs, which also shows in the grammar more local flavor, as the “default”-label of suspect. A new Trend towards regionalization of Christa Dürscheid not, rather, a long-existing diversity, the apparatus is only now in the view, because it was long obscured by the idealizing notion of a completely unified “the good German”: “it is also on this level is more than one correct Form may be, is repugnant to this idea.”