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This paper presents the results of a pilot study concerned with regional variation in the acceptability of long distance movement ('Satzverschränkung') in German. We show that the likelihood of the production of such constructions decreases from South to North. Places with a Bavarian dialect background show a particularly high productivity of long distance movement, while places with a Saxonian dialect background turned out to be very restrictive. Apart from the latter exception, the relative strength of a dialectal background in a given area seems to correlate well with the acceptability of long movement.