This book is useful for the study of the sociolinguistics of German, English-German bilingualism, general linguistics, and the methods of linguistic fieldwork.
Chapter 9: BAG VI–2: Toward a Grammar of German Snail-Mail
| 129 →
BAG VI–2: Toward a Grammar of German Snail-Mail*
Fifteen snail mail (s-mail) letters in German, three elicited from each of five informants, are subjected to analysis of the identical 58 data fields as those operative in the BAG analysis of German e-mail in Chapter 8 above. The s-mail data confirm as much the putative s-mail features hypothesized for contrastive purposes in the above e-mail study, as they confirm again the results of the same e-mail data through the contrastive actual s-mail data below.