LINGUIST List 29.3672

Mon Sep 24 2018

Qs: Traces of Historic Linguistic Traits in Émigrés

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

***************** LINGUIST List Support *****************

Fund Drive 2018
28 years of LINGUIST List!
Please support the LL editors and operation with a donation at:

Date: 14-Sep-2018
From: Michał B. Paradowski <>
Subject: Traces of Historic Linguistic Traits in Émigrés
E-mail this message to a friend

It is sometimes argued that in order to find vestiges of historic linguistic traits no longer present in a given area, one may investigate (descendants of) émigré communities who were physically isolated from their country of origin and the processes of language change that subsequently took place there. What would be some good examples?

Thank you very much in advance.


Michał B. Paradowski

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Page Updated: 24-Sep-2018