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The Dialects of Modern German : A Linguistic Survey - Charles Russ

The Dialects of Modern German

A Linguistic Survey

By: Charles Russ (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 7th December 1989
ISBN: 9780415003087
Number Of Pages: 544

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This unique reference volume covers the 18 dialects of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Alsace and Luxembourg. Each section discusses the status of dialect in the region concerned together with the historical and geographical background. Then follows a description of the dialect structure of the region, copiously illustrated with phonological, grammatical and lexical examples in IPA transcription. The phonology, grammar and vocabulary of one typical dialect are presented together with a commentary. All examples are given with English glosses. The volume will be of most interest to Germanists with some knowledge of the linguistics and history of German, wishing to deepen their knowledge of German dialects. General linguists and sociolinguists who wish to know about German dialects will also find it useful. It can serve as an intermediate level textbook for any course on German dialects which builds on a linguistics or history of German course.

Low German
North Saxo?
Westphalian and Eastphalian
East Low German, Including Brandenburgisch
Central German
West Central German
Central Franconian
The Dialects of the Palatinate
East Central German
Upper Saxon
Upper German
Low Alemannic
High Alemannic
East Franconian
North Bavarian
Central and Southern Bavarian
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ISBN: 9780415003087
ISBN-10: 0415003083
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 7th December 1989
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 0.93
Edition Number: 1