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Title: L'allemand en France (Alsace-Thionville-Moselle)
Author: Guido Josef Oebel
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Institution: Saga National University
Linguistic Field: Sociolinguistics
Subject Language: French
Subject LANGUAGE Family: Germanic; Romance
Abstract: Whereas a previous paper on the Alsatian language dealt with general linguistic features of this Alemanic variation, the present paper investigates certain regions, i.e. Alsace-Thionville-Moselle, where Alsatian linguistic communities defend their right and status as native Alsatian speakers against all undermining activities initiated by the centralist French government in Paris.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: Saga University Press
Publication Info: Journal of the Faculty of Culture and Education Saga University, Volume 9, Number 2, pp. 273-286
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