Projects

Unserdeutsch (Rabaul Creole German)

Archive 2015

Note from December 2015

Article in the annual report of the "Jakob-Fugger-Zentrum"

An article about the research project was published in the annual report of the "Jakob-Fugger-Zentrum", the research college for transnational studies at the University of Augsburg.

Click here to read the article.

Note from 24 November 2015

Lecture by Prof Maitz in Mannheim

As part of a workshop titled "Deutsche Sprachspuren im Pazifik: Dokumentation und Linguistische Analyse" at IDS, the Leibniz Institute for the German Language in Mannheim, Prof Péter Maitz gave a lecture about the post-creole continuum in Unserdeutsch.

The programme of the workshop can be viewed here

Note from 13 November 2015

Article in the newspaper "General-Anzeiger"

The German daily newspaper "General-Anzeiger" published an article by Cem Akalin with the title "Unserdeutsch als Geheimsprache".

The article can be read here

Note from 4 November 2015

Lecture by Prof Maitz in Austin/Texas

On 4 November 2015, Prof Péter Maitz gave a lecture titled "Unserdeutsch (Rabaul Creole German): The Sociolinguistic and Typological Profile of a German-based Creole in Papua New Guinea" at the University of Texas.

Here is the announcement of the lecture. 

Note from 30 October 2015

Article in the Austrian newspaper "Der Standard"

An article with the title "Unserdeutsch: Eine aussterbende Kreolsprache am anderen Ende der Welt" has been published in the Austrian daily newspaper "Der Standard".

The article can be read here

Note from October 2015

Research journey of Prof Maitz to Australia

From 12 to 27 October 2015, Prof Péter Maitz went on a research trip to Australia.

Note from 1 October 2015

Cooperation with IDS Mannheim

The Unserdeutsch project was officially launched on 1 October 2015. The first project meeting in the framework of the cooperation with IDS Mannheim also took place on this day.

Note from 26 September 2015

Lecture by Prof Maitz in Bonn

At the 7th annual conference of the "Gesellschaft für germanistische Sprachgeschichte e.V." on the topic of research about historical language contact, which took place from 24 to 26 September Prof Péter Maitz gave a lecture with the title "Sprachentstehung durch Sprachkontakt - Der Fall des Unserdeutsch (Rabaul Creole German) in Papua New Guinea".

The programme of the conference can be viewed here

Note from 10 September 2015

Lecture by Prof Maitz in Luxembourg

Prof Péter Maitz gave a lecture at the 5th Congress of the International Society for Dialectology of German in Luxembourg with the title "Unserdeutsch (Rabaul Creole German) heute: Sprachsituation und Forschungsperspektiven". The lecture dealt with open questions and initial results of the research project on Unserdeutsch.

The programme can be viewed here and here is an abstract of the lecture. 

Note from 27 June 2015

Lecture by Prof Maitz in Bremen

Prof Péter Maitz gave a lecture at the "Colloquium: Pidgins, Creoles & Development" at the University of Bremen with the title "Unserdeutsch: Entstehung und Entwicklung einer deutschbasierten Kreolsprache".

Here you can find the programme of the conference. 

Note from 13 March 2015

Article in "SprachenNetz.org"

The German language news portal "SprachenNetz", which collects current news, interesting projects, exciting initiatives and useful information about language learning, teaching, experiences abroad and intercultural communication, published an article about Unserdeutsch. The title is "Muttersprache Deutsch im fernen Pazifik: Unserdeutsch".

The article can be viewed here

Note from March 2015

Research journey to Australia

In March 2015, Prof Péter Maitz went on a research trip to Brisbane in Australia.

Note from 14 February 2015

Article in "Bayernkurier"

The monthly newspaper issued by the German party CSU published an article on Unserdeutsch. The article with the title "Du laufen geht wo?" deals, among other things, with the origin of Unserdeutsch and Germany's colonial past.

The article can be read here

Note from 6 January 2015

Article in "Duda"

On "Duda.news", the children's news page of the German Newspaper "Kölner Stadtanzeiger", an article was published by Annika Leister to introduce and explain the topic of Unserdeutsch to children.

You can read the article here