Dialect Emergence in Waumandee English
Monographs 214 Pages
Series: New German-American Studies / Neue Deutsch-Amerikanische Studien, Volume 30
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.
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- Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2008. 214 pp.