Studies on German-Language Islands

| The Pennsylvania State University
ISBN 9789027205902 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
ISBN 9789027287403 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
The contributions in this volume present cutting-edge theoretical and structural analyses of issues surrounding German-language islands, or Sprachinseln, throughout the world. The individual topics of study in this volume focus on various aspects of these German-language islands such as (but not limited to) phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic aspects of these languages under investigation. Collectively, the body of research contained in this volume explores significantly under-researched topics in the fields of language contact and language attrition and illustrates how this on-going research can be enhanced through the application of formal theoretical frameworks and structural analyses.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 123]  2011.  xii, 477 pp.
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Table of Contents
Table of contents
List of abbreviations
List of contributors
Why study Sprachinseln from generative or structural perspectives? Introductory remarks
Michael T. Putnam
Section 1. Phonetics & Phonology
On final laryngeal distinctions in Wisconsin Standard German
Renee Remy
Past participles in Mòcheno: Allomorphy, alignment and the distribution of obstruents
Birgit Alber
Section 2. Morphology & Lexical studies
Plautdietsch gender: Between Dutch and German
Annemarie Toebosch
Anaphors in contact: The distribution of intensifiers and reflexives in Amana German
Michael T. Putnam
Lexical developments in Texas German
Hans C. Boas and Marc Pierce
Gender assignment of English loanwords in Pennsylvania German: Is there a feminine tendency?
B. Richard Page
Section 3. Syntax I - Verb clusters
Synchrony and diachrony of verb clusters in Pennsylvania Dutch
Mark L. Louden
Looking for order in chaos: Standard convergence and divergence in Mennonite Low German
Göz Kaufmann
Section 4. Syntax II - The syntax of Cimbrian German
Spoken syntax in Cimbrian of the linguistic islands in Northern Italy- and what they (do not) betray about language universals and change under areal contact with Italo-Romance
Werner Abraham
Diachronic clues to grammaticalization phenomena in the Cimbrian CP
Andrea Padovan
Hidden verb second: The case of Cimbrian
Günther Grewendorf and Cecilia Poletto
Revisiting the Wackernagelposition : The evolution of the Cimbrian pronominal system
Ermenegildo Bidese
Section 5. Syntax III - The syntax of Pennsylvania German
Changes in frequency as a measure of language change: Extraposition in Pennsylvania German
Gesche Westphal Fitch
From preposition to purposive to infinitival marker: The Pennsylvania German fer…zu construction
Kersti Börjars and Kate Burridge
Section 6. Pragmatics & Conversation analysis
Word choice, turn construction, and topic management in German conversation: Adverbs that are sensitive to interactional positioning
Emma Betz
Texas German discourse pragmatics: A preliminary study of the English-origin discourse markers of course, see, and now
Hunter Weilbacher
“I do not know any area where descriptive work has as long or as consistently remained separate from theoretical work as in the study of colonial German varieties. In recent years, individual studies have begun to bridge that gap, but this volume is the first to achieve that fully, across wide-ranging theoretical frameworks, colonial varieties and subfields of linguistics.”
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BIC Subject: CFK – Grammar, syntax
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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