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LINGUIST List 19.2095

Tue Jul 01 2008

Books: Sociolinguistics: Ehrat

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        1.    Christian Bieri, Dialect Emergence in Waumandee English: Ehrat


Message 1: Dialect Emergence in Waumandee English: Ehrat
Date: 30-Jun-2008
From: Christian Bieri <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: Dialect Emergence in Waumandee English: Ehrat
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Title: Dialect Emergence in Waumandee English
Series Title: New German-American Studies / Neue Deutsch-Amerikanische Studien. Vol. 30
Published: 2008
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=10911

Author: David N. Ehrat
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039109111 Pages: 214 Price: U.S. $ 66.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039109111 Pages: 214 Price: Europe EURO 47.40 Comment: for Austria; incl. VAT
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039109111 Pages: 214 Price: U.K. £ 28.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9783039109111 Pages: 214 Price: Europe EURO 43.10
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Abstract:

This book examines how a new dialect emerges. It is based on empirical
research carried out in Waumandee, Wisconsin, a small community set in a
linguistically uncharted territory in North America. Waumandee English is
influenced by the native languages of settlers who arrived from different
parts of Switzerland, Germany, Norway, Poland, Austria and Ireland.
Traditional dialectology augmented by sociolinguistic and psychological
parameters enables the reader to follow the path of current dialect
emergence in Waumandee English.

Contents:

Waumandee history - Immigrants - Choice and defense of traditional dialect
approach - Description of sample population - Setting up a questionnaire -
Language change mechanisms in Waumandee - Different parameters governing
the analysis - Ethnicity - Gender - Psychological factors of intercultural
language acquisition - Dialect emergence and how a dialect can be defined
against a standard -Family tree model and Wave Theory - Language contact in
Waumandee - Establishing a lingua franca - Diachronic results from
synchronic data - The dialect situation surrounding Waumandee - Vowel
sounds - Great Vowel Shift - Consonant sounds - Metathesis - Grimm's Law -
Hypercorrections - Sandhi forms - Overview over the progressing changes in
Waumandee English.

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
                            Phonology
                            Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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