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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 <>
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

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Author: David N. Ehrat Paperback: ISBN: 9783039109111 Pages: 214 Price: U.S. $ 66.95
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This book examines how a new dialect emerges. It is based on empiricalresearch carried out in Waumandee, Wisconsin, a small community set in alinguistically uncharted territory in North America. Waumandee English isinfluenced by the native languages of settlers who arrived from differentparts of Switzerland, Germany, Norway, Poland, Austria and Ireland.Traditional dialectology augmented by sociolinguistic and psychologicalparameters enables the reader to follow the path of current dialectemergence in Waumandee English.


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

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics                             Phonology                             Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English (eng)
Written In: English (eng )

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