Was halten die Deutschen von ihrer eigenen Sprache?
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Since the eighties of the last century, the Institut für Deutsche Sprache (Institute for the German Language) explored in various ways the attitudes of the German population towards the national language in Germany. Aft er limited studies without statistical relevance, two representative surveys were conducted in 1997/98 and 2008/09. Th e questions asked concerned attitudes toward recent developments of the language, the regional variance of German, despecially the East- and West-Geman variants, and towards foreign languages inside and outside of the country. Th e major statitical results are presented and discussed.
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