How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
Einführung in die Dialektologie des Deutschen [Introduction to German Dialectology]
The 3rd edition of this basic work on German dialectology has been broadly revised, expanded, and updated. By incorporating the latest research literature, the new edition presents a comprehensive picture of contemporary German dialectology, giving due attention to its historical dimension.