By Doris Stolberg
The publication investigates the diachronic measurement of contact-induced language swap according to empirical facts from Pennsylvania German (PG), various German in long term touch with English. Written info released in neighborhood print media from Pennsylvania (USA) among 1868 and 1992 are analyzed with recognize to semantic alterations within the argument constitution of verbs, using impersonal buildings, observe order adjustments in subordinate clauses and in prepositional word constructions.
The examine aim is to track language swap in response to diachronic empirical information, and to evaluate no matter if latest types of language touch make provisions to hide the long term advancements present in PG. the focal point of the learn is therefore twofold: first, it presents a close research of chosen semantic and syntactic alterations in Pennsylvania German, and moment, it hyperlinks the empirical findings to theoretical methods to language contact.
Previous investigations of PG have drawn a roughly static, instead of dynamic, photo of this touch style. the current learn explores how the dynamics of language touch can result in language blending, borrowing, and, finally, language swap, bearing in mind psycholinguistic methods in (the head of) the bilingual speaker.
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Changes Between the Lines: Diachronic contact phenomena in written Pennsylvania German (Studia Linguistica Germanica) by Doris Stolberg