Chukshis V.A. THE FUNCTIONS OF VIENNESE DIALECT IN THE WORKS OF MODERN AUSTRIAN FICTION

http://dx.doi.org/10.15688/jvolsu2.2015.1.17

Chukshis Vadim Andreevich

Candidate of Philological Sciences, Assistant Professor, Department of Roman and German Philology, Moscow State Regional Institute of Humanities ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )


Abstract. The problem of definition of linguistic status of the Austrian dialects and their functions in Austrian fiction continues to preserve the academic value. The main peculiarities of Viennese dialect are given, the conclusions of its status among the other Austrian dialects are made in the article, the characteristic features of the functions of the Viennese dialect are given in the works of Austrian fiction. The author of the article proceeds from the position that the Viennese dialect is the important stylistic means and makes the conclusion about its functions in the works of Austrian fiction. Three novels and one story of modern Austrian writers have been selected for the analysis: H. Anderle (The Worthy Funeral. The Mortal Histories), E. Menasse (Vienna), F. Nabl (Edhof), P Campa (The Second Travel). The article studies four functions of Viennese dialect based on the research of the texts of the Austrian fiction works. The analysis based on the utterances of the heroes helped to prove that Austrian writers use the Viennese dialect as 1) means of marking the regional characteristics; 2) means of marking the age; 3) means of marking the social type and 4) means of emotions expression. The research of the speech of the heroes permitted to reveal the most common Viennese words and expressions and demonstrate their role in the texts not only as the means of creating the speech portrait of the heroes but only the markers of the originality of modern Austrian German.

Key words: Austrian fiction, Austrian writers, peculiarities of Viennese dialect, vocabulary of Viennese dialect, stylistic functions of Viennese dialect.

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