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Prizes for Language Change in the Texas German Community

Language Change in the Texas German Community
Hans Boas, University of Texas, Austin

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Prizes for The life and death of Texas German (Book)

Leonard Bloomfied Book Award [link]
Date: 1/20/2012 12:00:00 AM
Organization: Linguistic Society of America [link]
Abstract: The Linguistic Society of America is pleased to present the Leonard Bloomfield Book Award to The Life and Death of Texas German, by Hans Boas (Duke University Press, 2009). This masterful work combines a sociolinguistic analysis of the phonological, morphological, and syntactic developments in the German spoken in New Braunfels, Texas, with a study of the larger socio-historical context that framed these developments. Written lucidly and accessibly, the book contributes significantly to the understanding of the dynamics underlying new-dialect formation, language contact, language change, and language death.