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Title: Schwyzertütsch: A Variety of Standard German? Brief History of Swiss Literature, Language and its Development
Author: Guido Josef Oebel
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Institution: Saga National University
Linguistic Field: Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: Plautdietsch
Subject Language Family: Germanic
Abstract: As one may already understand from the title this paper provides its readers with a historical overview of the origin and development of both the Swiss German language itself and its literature. Following this, the author investigate the question whether the Swiss German language is just another variety of Standard German or whether it has meanwhile already reached the status of an autonomous language, a standpoint which represents the favoured estimation of most Swiss German speakers.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: Saga University Press
Publication Info: Journal of the Faculty of Culture and Education Saga University, Volume 7, Number 2, pp. 213-235


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