Workshop: Über das Unsagbare sprechen

Ein interdisziplinär religionslinguistischer Methodenworkshop

Im Dezember findet in Kooperation mit der Universität Koblenz der Workshop Über das Unsagbare sprechen – Ein interdisziplinär religionslinguistischer Methodenworkshop statt.

Sa. 02.12.2023 9:00-19:00
So. 03.12.2023 10:00-12:00

Ort: GW2 B2900

Im WiSe 2023/2024 findet wieder das bereits etablierte Format Bremen CODES statt.

Das 15. Nordwestdeutsche Linguistische Kolloquium (NWLK) findet am 01. und 02. Dezember 2023 an der Universität Oldenburg statt.


Wissenschaftliche Veröffentlichungen

Buchcover Diversity in Contact

Levkovych, Nataliya (ed.). 2023. Diversity in contact (KPL 21). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter.


Mit den Aufsätzen:

Callies, Marcus. 2023. Contact in World Englishes at the nexus of language and culture: Proverbs and idioms. In Nataliya Levkovych (ed.), Diversity in Contact (KPL 21), 91–109. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783111323756-002

Vorholt, Maike. 2023. The relevance of origin: Exploring the connection between the origin and frequency of Maltese prepositions. In Nataliya Levkovych (ed.), Diversity in Contact (KPL 21), 165–194. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783111323756-005

Nintemann, Julia & Nicole Hober. 2023. On the morphosyntax of place names vs. common nouns in pidgins and creoles: The encoding of two types of Grounds in Goal and Source constructions. In Nataliya Levkovych (ed.), Diversity in Contact (KPL 21), 195–248. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783111323756-006

Stolz, Thomas & Nataliya Levkovych. 2023a. Place, manners, and the areal phonology of Europe.  In Nataliya Levkovych (ed.), Diversity in Contact (KPL 21), 249–325. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783111323756-007

Stolz, Thomas & Nataliya Levkovych. 2023b. Travellers in time and space: Tracing loan conjunctions in the replica languages of the Arabo-Persian sphere of linguistic influence (with special focus on the shores of the Indian Ocean). In Nataliya Levkovych (ed.), Diversity in Contact (KPL 21), 327–366. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783111323756-008

Fischer, Magnus, Andreas Jäger, Carolin Patzelt & Ingo H. Warnke. 2023. Fluid registers and fixed language concepts in postcolonial spaces. In Nataliya Levkovych (ed.), Diversity in Contact (KPL 21), 439–476. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783111323756-010

Jäger, Andreas & Jascha de Bloom. 2023. Prolegomena to a study of code-switching in Togo and its metapragmatic functions: Usage contexts as a means to assess prevailing language attitudes. In Nataliya Levkovych (ed.), Diversity in Contact (KPL 21), 477–511. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783111323756-011


Drawing Multimodality's Bigger Picture: Metalanguages and Corpora for Multimodal Analyses


Multimodality has most recently been described no longer as a research field or discipline on its own, but rather as a "stage of development within a field" (Bateman 2022a:49). The realization that (1) many different fields and disciplines now enter their own multimodal phase with new interest in multimodal phenomena and that (2) these disciplines all commit to the development of multimodality research with their own theoretical principles and methodological tools, brings with it not only an immense breadth of potential analytical objects, but also many new meta-methodological issues.

This open-access Frontiers Research Topic aims at bringing together scholars from a variety of disciplines interested in multimodality research to review, explore, and advance the contributions that John Bateman, as one of the key figures in multimodality research, has made to both theory- and method-building as well as to the advancement of multimodal empirical and corpus analyses.

We welcome different types of contributions which, for instance, 
- discuss the metalanguages or external languages that are currently being developed for multimodal analysis in many different research fields and disciplines, for example in pedagogy, literary theory, cultural studies, design, argumentation theory, computer science, and (experimental) psychology
- present the latest results from data collection methods and multimodal corpus analyses that expand the current quantitative work by, for instance, applying existing theories and methods to larger datasets, or which explore new communication technologies. 

We are paricularly interested in seeing how works addressing these aspects contribute to finding ways of productive triangulation and integration for and within a meta-methodology for multimodality research.

More specifically, contributions could, for example,
- critically address the theoretical and methodological advancements that John Bateman has made regarding the notions of semiotic mode, discourse semantics, genre, textuality, etc.
- apply one of the many approaches that John Bateman has developed for the empirical analysis of multimodal artefacts (for example the GeM model for page-based documents, his work on multimodal film and audio-visual analysis, and the discourse semantics and/or the annotation approach to visual narratives) to larger corpora or currently newly developing communicative situations
- expand on one of the abovementioned aspects with new ideas and insights from disciplines that have not yet been included in multimodality research

Please submit your paper by November 15, 2023 via the Frontiers platform: https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/50275/drawing-multimodalitys-bigger-picture-metalanguages-and-corpora-for-multimodal-analyses#overview

For more information regarding possible submission types, please refer to https://www.frontiersin.org/journals/communications-and-networks/for-authors/article-types.

Titelseite Number categories

Arbes, Deborah (ed.). 2023. Number categories. Dynamics, contatct, typology (STTYP 32). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Mouton.


Mit den Aufsätzen:

Arbes, Deborah. 2023. Number inflection of English loanwords in Welsh. In Deborah Arbes (ed.), Number categories. Dynamics, contact, typology (STTYP 32), 35-62. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Mouton.

Stolz, Thomas, 2023. On co-plurals: Cross-linguistic evidence of competing pluralization strategies in the domain of nouns. In Deborah Arbes (ed.), Number categories. Dynamics, contact, typology (STTYP 32), 107-153. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Mouton.



In der Literaturhaus-Podcastfolge  #71 Kevin Behrens: "Plattdeutsch ist mehr als nur Quatschwörter!" spricht Kevin Behrens über den Erhalt und Ausbau der Sprache und welche Vorurteile gegenüber Plattdeutsch bestehen.

Die Sprache Plattdeutsch ist vom Aussterben bedroht. Warum der Erhalt der Sprache wichtig ist, das erzählt in dieser Literaturhaus-Podcastfolge Kevin Behrens. Er ist PR- und Jugendbeauftragter des Niederdeutschsekretariats und hat sogar seine Masterarbeit auf Plattdeutsch geschrieben. Er erzählt, warum er Plattdeutschunterricht gibt, wie erfolgreich dieser ist und warum der Sprache oft ein falscher Ruf vorauseilt. 

Artikel zum Status Quo des Niederdeutschen in te.ma:

Mit jeder Generation verliert die niederdeutsche Sprache im Schnitt die Hälfte ihrer Sprecher*innen – ein Extremfall in Europa. Warum das so ist und was dagegen getan werden könnte, weiß der Linguist und Plattdeutsch-Aktivist Kevin Behrens. Im Special Input liefert er Zahlen, Positionen und historischen Kontext zum Status Quo des Niederdeutschen.


In der Folge "Bedrohte Sprachen – Schützen oder sterben lassen?" (13.6.2023 8:30 Uhr, SWR2 Wissen) spricht Christel Stolz über Mehrsprachigkeit und was es heißt wenn Sprachen aussterben.