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Thu Sep 12 2002

Books: Lang Contact: Treffers-Daller/Willemyns eds.

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  1. kathryn, Language Contact at the Romance-Germanic Language Boarder

Message 1: Language Contact at the Romance-Germanic Language Boarder

Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 11:54:59 +0000
From: kathryn <>
Subject: Language Contact at the Romance-Germanic Language Boarder

Title: Language Contact at the Romance-Germanic Language Border
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Editor: Jeanine Treffers-Daller 
Editor: Roland Willemyns 
Hardback: ISBN: 1853596272, Pages: 160, Price: GBP 29.95/US$44.95/CAN$59.95

The current volume brings together sociolinguistic analyses of
language contact along the Romance-Germanic Language Border, shedding
more light on the variable and the universal elements in language
contact and shift. It covers the whole range of the border, from
French Flanders through South Tirol. Every part of it has been treated
by outstanding experts. They describe the current state of the art in
"their" portion of the language border and include information on the
legal and/or practical status of the language border and the status
and function of all languages concerned. Attitudinal and language
planning initiatives as well as the standardisation status of the
regionally official and minority languages are discussed. Language
borrowing, code switching and other language contact phenomena are
analysed in detail.

1. Genesis and Evolution of the Romance-Germanic Language Border in
Europe L. Van Durme, Zottegem, Belgium
2. Dutch/Flemish in the North of France H. Ryckeboer, University of
Gent, Belgium
3. The Dutch-French Language Border in Belgium R. Willemyns, Vrije
Universiteit, Brussel
4. Language Use and Language Contact in Brussels J. Treffers-Daller,
UWE, Bristol
5. German in Belgium: Linguistic Variation from a Contact Linguistic
Point of View P. Nelde & J. Darquennes, Research Centre for
Multilingualism, Brussel
6. Luxembourg, A Multilingual Society at the Romance/Germanic Language
Border F. Fehlen, Centre de Recherche Public, Luxembourg
7. Alsace H. Bister-Broosen, University of North Carolina
8. The German-Romance Language Borders in Switzerland F. J. Rash,
Queen Mary, University of London
9. South Tyrol: German and Italian in a Changing World
L. M. Eichinger, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany

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