Diglossia in Switzerland and Germany/Diglossie in der Schweiz und in Deutschland

Blogwiese often reloads earlier entries. I must have missed this one: Dialekt ist Privatsache in Deutschland.

In Germany, people do often speak both a dialect and standard German (Hochdeutsch). But the dialect is regarded as a private matter – not the case in Switzerland. In Germany, dialect is spoken at home and with your friends, not in public. The teacher speaks standard German, and the pupils believe their dialect is inferior.

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