LINGUIST List 13.2463

Fri Sep 27 2002

Books: Anthropological Ling/Psycholing: Schmid

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  1. paul, Monica Schmid: Anthropological Ling/Psycholinguistics

Message 1: Monica Schmid: Anthropological Ling/Psycholinguistics

Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 09:52:15 +0000
From: paul <>
Subject: Monica Schmid: Anthropological Ling/Psycholinguistics

Title: First Language Attrition, Use and Maintenance
Subtitle: The case of German Jews in anglophone countries
Series Title: Studies in Bilingualism
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: John Benjamins
Author: Monica S. Schmid 
Hardback: ISBN: 1588111903, Pages: xiv, 259 pp., Price: USD 77.00
Comment: Includes CD-ROM
Hardback: ISBN: 902724135X, Pages: xiv, 259 pp., Price: EUR 85.00
Comment: Includes CD-ROM
This book is a study of the L1 attrition of German among German Jews
who emigrated to anglophone countries under the Nazi regime. It places
the study of language attrition within the historical and
sociocultural framework of Weimar and Nazi Germany, applying issues of
identity and identification to first language loss and
maintenance. Morphosyntactic features of German are looked at in free
spoken discourse, in an analysis of both 'interferences' or 'errors'
and their overall (correct) use. The picture of L1 proficiency which
emerges from these investigations is then related to a taxonomy of
intensity of persecution, clearly demonstrating this to be the
decisive factor in language attrition, while showing other factors
such as age at emigration and intermediate use to be inconclusive.In
order to give a full and tangible picture of language attrition and
maintenance, the book comes with an Audio-CD, featuring excerpts from
more than twenty of the interviews analyzed.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations xi 
Preface xiii 
Introduction 1 
1. Language contact, language change, and language attrition 7 
2. The situation of German Jews --- A historical overview 45 
3. The study 63 
4. Morphology: NP-inflection 85 
5. Morphology II: VP inflection 127 
6. Syntax 149 
7. Predictor variables 169 
Conclusion 191 
Notes 193 
References 197 
Appendix 213 
Index 253
Lingfield(s): Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics
Subject Language(s): German, Standard (Language Code: GER) 

Language Family(ies): Germanic 

Written In: English (Language Code: Eng)
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