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Philipp Stöckle

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… joined the research department ‘Variation und Wandel des Deutschen in Österreich’ (‘Variation and Change of German in Austria’) at the ACDH in December 2016. As research associate and new editor of the Wörterbuch der bairischen Mundarten in Österreich (‘Dictionary of Bavarian Dialects in Austria’, WBÖ), the focus of his work lies in the continuation and reconception of this long running project. In addition to this, he is working as a lecturer at the Department of German Philology at the University of Vienna.

He obtained his PhD in 2013 at the University of Freiburg (Germany) with a thesis on ‘Subjektive Dialekträume im alemannischen Dreiländereck’ (‘Subjective dialect areas in the Alemannic border triangle’), a study located in the field of folk dialectology. In the following years, he worked as a postdoc researcher at the University of Zurich in an interdisciplinary project (including the German department and the department of Geography) called ‘Modelling morphosyntactic area formation in Swiss German (SynMod)’. The main goal of this project was to apply methods from GIScience to syntactic atlas data in order to test linguistic hypotheses and answer research questions, e.g. about different patterns of geographic distributions, dialect borders vs. transition zones etc.

His research interests include dialectology, sociolinguistics, lexicography, language change, language contact, syntax, folk linguistics, dialectometry, and GIS.

For more information, please visit the personal website.


  • Stöckle, Philipp. 2018. Zur Syntax von afa ('anfangen') im Schweizerdeutschen - Kookkurrenzen, Variation und Wandel. In Syntax aus Saarbrücker Sicht 2. Beiträge der SaRDiS-Tagung zur Dialektsyntax, eds. A. Speyer and Rauth, P., tran. Jürgen Erich Elmentaler Schmidt Michael Fleischer, 173-203. Stuttgart: Steiner.
  • Bowers, Jack, and Philipp Stöckle. 2018. TEI and Bavarian dialect resources in Austria: updates from the DBÖ and WBÖ. Andrew U. Frank, Ivanovic, Christine, Mambrini, Francesco, Passarotti, Marco, and Sporleder, Caroline. Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Corpus-Based Research in the Humanities (CRH-2). Wien: Gerastree proceedings.
  • Ahlers, Timo, Susanne Oberholzer, Michael Riccabona, and Philipp Stöckle, eds. 2017. Deutsche Dialekte in Europa: Perspektiven auf Variation, Wandel und Übergänge. Hildesheim/Zürich/New York: Olms.
  • Oberholzer, Susanne, Philipp Stöckle, Timo Ahlers, and Riccabona. 2017. Einleitung: Aktuelle Entwicklungen der Sprachvariationsforschung. In Deutsche Dialekte in Europa: Perspektiven auf Variation, Wandel und Übergänge, eds. T. Ahlers, Oberholzer, S., Riccabona, M., and Stöckle, P., 1-8. Hildesheim/Zürich/New York: Olms.
  • Stöckle, Philipp, and Péter Jeszenszky. 2017. Sprachgeographie und Geographische Informationssysteme (GIS). In Deutsche Dialekte in Europa: Perspektiven auf Variation, Wandel und Übergänge, eds. T. Ahlers, Oberholzer, S., Riccabona, M., and Stöckle, P., 261-287. Hildesheim/Zürich/New York: Olms.
  • Péter Jeszenszky, Philipp Stöckle. 2017. Exploring global and local patterns in the correlation of geographic distances and morphosyntactic variation in Swiss German. Journal of Linguistic Geography 5: 1-23. doi:10.1017/jlg.2017.5.
  • Christian Schwarz, Philipp Stöckle. 2017. Stadt, Land, Berg. Vom Zusammenspiel von Dialektwahrnehmung und Topographie. Linguistik online 85: 257-274. doi:10.13092/lo.85.4089.

Publications (Before ACDH)

  • Scherrer, Yves; Stoeckle, Philipp (2016): A quantitative approach to Swiss German – Dialectometric analyses and comparisons of linguistic levels. In: Dialectologia et Geolinguistica 24, 92–125.
  • Stoeckle, Philipp (2016): Dialect and identity: The Folk Linguistic Construction of Local Dialect Areas in the ‘Alemannic Border Triangle’. In: Rutten, Gijsbert; Horner, Kristine (Hg.): Metalinguistic Perspectives on Germanic Languages. European Case Studies from Past to Present. Oxford: Peter Lang, 157–184.
  • Stoeckle, Philipp (2016): Horizontal and vertical variation in Swiss German morphosyntax. In: Côté, Marie-Hélène; Knooihuizen, Remco; Nerbonne, John (Hg.): The future of dialects. Selected papers from Methods in Dialectology XV. Berlin: Language Science Press, 195–215.
  • Stoeckle, Philipp (2014): Subjektive Dialekträume im alemannischen Dreiländereck. Hildesheim: Olms.
  • Hansen-Morath, Sandra; Stoeckle, Philipp (2014): Regionaldialekte im alemannischen Dreiländereck – ‚objektive‘ und ‚subjektive‘ Perspektiven. In: Bergmann, Pia; Birkner, Karin; Gilles, Peter; Spiekermann, Helmut; Streck, Tobias (Hg.): Sprache im Gebrauch: räumlich, zeitlich, interaktional. Festschrift für Peter Auer. Heidelberg: Winter, 175–194.
  • Montgomery, Chris; Stoeckle, Philipp (2013): Geographical Information Systems and Perceptual Dialectology: A method for processing draw-a-map data. In: Journal of Linguistic Geography 1(1), 52–85.
  • Hansen, Sandra; Schwarz, Christian; Stoeckle, Philipp; Streck, Tobias (Hg.) (2012): Dialectological and folk dialectological concepts of space. Berlin; Boston: de Gruyter.
  • Stoeckle, Philipp (2012): The folk linguistic construction of local dialect areas – linguistic and extra-linguistic factors. In: Hansen, Sandra; Schwarz, Christian; Stoeckle, Philipp; Streck, Tobias (Hg.): Dialectological and folk dialectological concepts of space. Current methods and perspectives in sociolinguistic Research on dialect change. Berlin; Boston: de Gruyter, 142–163, 271–275.
  • Stoeckle, Philipp; Svenstrup, Christoph H. (2011): Language variation and (de-)standardization processes in Germany. In: Kristiansen, Tore; Coupland, Niklas (Hg.): Standard Languages and Language Standards in a Changing Europe. Oslo: Novus, 83–90.
  • Stoeckle, Philipp (2010): Subjektive Dialektgrenzen im alemannischen Dreiländereck. In: Anders, Christina Ada; Hundt, Markus; Lasch, Alexander (Hg.): Perceptual Dialectology. Neue Wege der Dialektologie. Berlin; New York: de Gruyter, 291–315.