Publication details [#46834]

Wicherkiewicz, Tomasz S. 2003. The Making of a Language. The Case of the Idiom of Wilamowice, Southern Poland. (Trends in Linguistics. Documentation 19). Berlin: De Gruyter. XI+539 pp.
Publication type
Book – monograph
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This book offers unique literature in a minority ethnolect – i.e. the 'Germanic' Wilamowice dialect in Southern Poland. Florian Biesik then created a literary standard for Wilamowicean in order to prove its non-German, but possibly Flemish, Dutch, Frisian or Anglo-Saxon origin. The book thus provides both the dialectal literature and the main aspects of local culture during the final stages of its attrition.