LINGUIST List 13.2975

Sat Nov 16 2002

Sum: Pennsylvania Dutch

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  1. lpickeri, SUM: Pennsylvania Dutch

Message 1: SUM: Pennsylvania Dutch

Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 13:51:30 -0600
From: lpickeri <>
Subject: SUM: Pennsylvania Dutch

Summary of Responses Received:

This is the summary of responses received to our request for
information and resources on Pennsylvania Dutch English. Of course,
Pennsylvania Dutch being a misnomer for "Deutsch" (or Pennsylvania
German), many of the responses gave web addresses that address the
history of this issue. One particularly helpful reference was to
Achim Kopp's book on the phonological characteristics of Pennsylvania
German (available on Others gave examples such as "It
wonders me" as specific phrases used by those in Pennsylvania. For
those of you who referred me to your colleagues with expertise in this
area, thank you so much. I am still following those leads. Thanks,
specifically, to Karin Verspoor, Susan Fischer, Clyde Hankey, Ren´┐Ż
Jansen, Helmer Strik, and Mark Mandel.

Lucy Pickering
Assistant Professor in TESOL & Linguistics
Dept of English
University of Alabama
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