Deutsche Dialekte - Linkverzeichnis
(German Dialects Link Catalogue - Paul Joyce)

University of Portsmouth


  Kommission für Mundartforschung der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften
The homepage of the commission for dialect research at the Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften offers a series of dialect maps, dialect questionnaires and information about the Bavarian dictionary.

  Bairische Sprache und Dialekte e.V.
A society whose aim is to promote the usage of the Bairisch dialect. Their homepage has many good links and articles.

  Bairische Sprache - Wikipedia
The online encyclopaedia Wikipedia offers a comprehensive overview of the Bavarian dialect family, its structure and its subdivisions.

  Bairische Sprache - Starke Verben
A list of strong verbs in Bairisch along with their conjugation.

  Bairische Umschrift - Wikipedia
Wikipedia explains why there is no standardised form of transcribing the Bairisch dialect family.

  Bairisch - Deutsche Welle Dialektatlas  Includes sound files!
As part of its dialect atlas, the broadcaster Deutsche Welle has provided a series of articles on the dialects spoken in the Bavarian dialect area.

  Alltagsdeutsch: Bairisch - Deutsche Welle  Includes sound files!
Here you can listen to a programme broadcast by the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle on the Bavarian dialect in April 2004 and also read the transcript of the programme.

  Evolution der Sprache hin zum Bairischen
An overview of how Bairisch developed.

  Deixis im Bairischen. Lokal- und Direktionaladverbien
Carsten Raddatz's linguistic analysis of aspects of spoken Bavarian dialect.

  Kleiner Bayerischer Sprachatlas (KBSA)
This atlas, which is to be published in the autumn of 2005, aims at chronicling the major Bavarian dialects.

  Babylonische Sprachvielfalt - BR-Alpha  Includes sound files!
The educational broadcaster BR-Alpha explains the variety of languages that are spoken with the geographical boundaries of Bavaria.

  Dialekte in Bayern
Which dialects are spoken in Bavaria and in which areas?

  Karte des bairischen Sprachraums und der deutschen Dialekte
A map indicating the boundaries of the Bavarian dialect area.

  Was ist Bairisch? Was ist Fränkisch?
What is Bairisch and where is it spoken?

  Bairisch - Secondary Literature
A comprehensive list of books on the Bairisch dialect.

  Bairisch - Autorenliste
A detailed list of writers who use the Bairisch dialect.

  "Du Depp" Über die gerichtsnotorische Ahndung bayerischer Kraftausdrücke
An article from Deutschlandradio Kultur explaining how insulting someone in Bavarian dialect may have unpleasant legal consequence.

  Bayrisch - Michael Treber
A introduction to the subdivisions and vocabulary of the Bairisch dialect area from Michael Treber.

Sprachkurse (Language courses)
An online Bavarian course for anyone who wishes the dialect. Contains sections on vocabulary and grammar.

  Remarabissl Bairisch
An excellent course on Bairisch explaining the dialect area, vowels and consonants. Created by the Bairische Sprache und Dialekte e.V.

  Elkes Sprachschatz: Bayerisch für Deutsche  Includes sound files!
A nine-part guide to learning Bairisch for German-speakers. Contains sound files.

  Der große Wiesn-Sprachtest  Includes sound files!
Prepare yourself for the Oktoberfest in Munich by taking this online translation test from the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Listen to the sound file of a Bairisch phrase and write down your translation!

A power-point presentation on business German for all non-Bavarians. Not entirely serious!

Wörterbücher (Dictionaries)

  Das bayerische Wörterbuch
Information about the Bavarian dictionary for the commission for dialect research at the Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

  Fremdwörterbuch: Bayrisch - Deutsch
Hans Schneiderbauer's online dictionary of Bavarian vocabulary.

  Vokabeln lernen - Blauweißer Wortschatz  Includes sound files!
An online dictionary of key terms and phrases from the Bavarian dialect with sound files to help you pronounce them from the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.

  Vokabel-Download: Bairisch - Alltag
Download a vocabulary list of everyday Bairisch vocabulary.

  "Rotzbua, dreckata"  Includes sound files!
This report from the Süddeutsche Zeitung examines the controversy surrounding Georg Queri's Wörterbuch der erotischen und skatologischen Redensarten der Altbayern and contains audio files of Bernhard Butz reading extracts from this dictionary.


  Schlechte Karten für die bairische Sprache
An article from the Süddeutsche Zeitung on the usage of the Bavarian dialect and its prospects in the future.

  Schadet der Dialekt der schulischen Entwicklung?
Does speaking Bavarian dialect harm a child's school career?

  Dialekt-Kinder sprachlich besser
A report of a talk that indicates that children who speak (Bavarian) dialect may be better at learning foreign languages.

Weiter!See also: Nordbairisch

Weiter!See also: Mittelbairisch

Weiter!See also: Wienerisch

Weiter!See also: Österreich

Weiter!See also: Südbairisch

Weiter!See also: Südtirol

Weiter!See also: Zimbrisch

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