Tag archives for Austrian German

Three countries divided by a common language – on differences in language use

In general, speakers of English are rather aware of their language being used differently in several parts of the world. The same is true for German speakers, but here, the difference is often seen with a feeling of inferiority on the side of speakers from the small countries, i.e. from Austria and Switzerland. Ulrich Ammon […]

Austrian Literature – Anything but a “German appendix”?

A few weeks ago, a German colleague asked me in an amicable discussion whether this Austrian research-blog was conceptualized as a form of ‘defence’ reaction towards the integration of Austrian Studies within the ‘German Studies’ area in English speaking countries. My reply was that this blog does not want to alienate researchers of German by emphasizing the […]