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From: Christian Bieri < publicity at peterlang.com >
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  

Publication Year: 2008 
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Book URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=10911 


Author: David N. Ehrat

Paperback: ISBN:  9783039109111 Pages: 214 Price: U.S. $ 66.95
Paperback: ISBN:  9783039109111 Pages: 214 Price: Europe EURO 47.40 Comment: for Austria; incl. VAT
Paperback: ISBN:  9783039109111 Pages: 214 Price: U.K. £ 28.00
Paperback: ISBN:  9783039109111 Pages: 214 Price: Europe EURO 43.10
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Abstract:

This book examines how a new dialect emerges. It is based on empirical
research carried out in Waumandee, Wisconsin, a small community set in a
linguistically uncharted territory in North America. Waumandee English is
influenced by the native languages of settlers who arrived from different
parts of Switzerland, Germany, Norway, Poland, Austria and Ireland.
Traditional dialectology augmented by sociolinguistic and psychological
parameters enables the reader to follow the path of current dialect
emergence in Waumandee English. 

Contents: 

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



Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
                     Phonology
                     Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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