PhonD2 is a documentation of phonotactic structures
on a micro-typological scale. It is intended for the analysis of segment
combination. Focusing on dialects (here: German dialects)
PhonD2 aims at the regional differences within a single
The database follows a simple structure: there is a list of items (lemmas) together with representations in individual dialects according to our database. Phonological analyses focus on sequences of segments, such as CV structures or syllable weight. Our approach should be open to different theoretical approaches, which is why we see our phonological description (e.g., in terms of phonological representation and phonotactic structure) as an offer, not as a finished result.
The data was compiled from sound files of the “Marburger Phonetisches Archiv” (MRPhA) stored at the Research Center Deutscher Sprachatlas (DSA). The corpus will be successively updated and made publicly available.
PhonD2 is a work in progress! At present, approximately 88 % of the intended sites are processed, i.e. they are phonologically transcribed and phonotactically classified. The corpus contains 68,503 classified records based on spoken language, phonologically represented by both IPA notation and X-Sampa code (see here and here; for an account on the German language see here).
Data correction is ongoing. We appreciate when errors or ambiguities
are brought to our attention
Access is possible geographically (map view and table) and word based. From there, the user will be led to the dialectal realizations and their phonotactic representation. It is always possible to go back to the map or the word list by using the Sites or Words button in the navigation bar.
Please cite this resource as follows:
Lameli, Alfred & Werth, Alexander (eds.).
Prepared by Valeria Bunkov & Samantha Link.
Marburg: Research Center Deutscher Sprachatlas.
(Available online at http://www.regionalsprache.de/phonD2; last updated 2023-07-09)
PhonD2 | 2021
Licensed under a Creative Common Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)