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Author Boas, Hans Christian, 1971-

Title The life and death of Texas German / Hans C. Boas.

Imprint Durham : Duke University Press for the American Dialect Society, 2009.

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Location Call No. Status OPAC Message Public Note Gift Note
 Moore Stacks  PF5938.5.T4 B63 2009    Available  ---
Description xii, 345 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Series Publication of the American Dialect Society ; no. 93
Publication of the American Dialect Society ; no. 93.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Sociohistorical context. German immigration to Texas ; New Braunfels 1845/2000 ; Diglossia ; The founding period 1845/50 : diglossia or standard-with-dialect? ; German language domains 1850/90 -- German langauge domains 1890/1920 ; German language domains 1920/60 : diglossia English/Texas German ; German language domains 1960/2000 : language Shift ; Texas German in the Twenty-First Century -- Dialect contact and new-dialect formation. German Sprachinseln around the world ; Koinéization : and new-dialect formation ; Donor dialects of Texas German ; Setting the stage for determining dialect-specific features in Texas German -- Develoopments in Texas German phonology. Development of the vowel system ; Consonants ; Other phonological developments ; Evaluation of phonological data -- Morphosyntactic developments in Texas German. Case in German ; Word order ; Loss of preterite ; Number ; Gender -- Language death and language maintenance. Language death ; Why is Texas German dying? ; Language attitudes and language maintenance.
Subject German language -- Texas -- New Braunfels -- History.
Germans -- Texas -- New Braunfels.
Added Author American Dialect Society.
Added Title American speech. Vol. 83 (Supplement)
ISBN 9780822367161 (cloth : alk. paper)
0822367165 (cloth : alk. paper)