This book is useful for the study of the sociolinguistics of German, English-German bilingualism, general linguistics, and the methods of linguistic fieldwork.
Chapter 5: BAG IV: Phonological Interference
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BAG IV: Phonological Interference*
As the third phase of a linguistic fieldwork project ongoing since 1984, the San Francisco Bay Area German Project (BAG) offered and analyzed data on the syntactic/semantic strategies surrounding the pragmatics of the German directive in the speech of seventeen native Germans living in the Bay Area (Rauch 1990). The second phase of BAG (Rauch et al. 1988) had been devoted to the specific morpho-semantic determination of aspect, and the first phase was a pilot study seeking general lexical, morphological, and syntactic interference in the German language of residents of the Bay Area (Rauch 1988).