Language details

PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN Links (1)   Books (7)   
Alternative names: PENNSYLVANISH, PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH, AMISH
Number of speakers: 100.000
Language Code: PDC
In language groups: INDO-EUROPEAN » GERMANIC » WEST GERMANIC » CONTINENTAL » HIGH
Spoken in: CANADA [Details], UNITED STATES [Details]
Description:

Pennsylvania German is spoken by 100.000 people in the USA (85.000) and in Canada (15.000). In 1900 the language was used by 750.000 people in their daily lives. 600.000 of them lived in Pennsylvania, USA.

The speakers of Pennsylvania German... [more ...]


Links
1   Deitsch - Essay on "The Final Speakers of a Dialect"
http://skew.ot.com/four/deitsch.html

Books
1   Bachman Lambert, Marcus: A Dictionary of the Non-English Words of the Pennsylvania-German Dialect,
2   Buffington, A. F. & Barba, P. A.: A Pennsylvanian-German Grammar
3   Kelz, H.: Phonologische Analyse des Pennsylvaniadeutsch
4   Louden, M. L.: Bilingualism and syntactic change in Pennsylvania German
5   Reed, C. E. & Seifert, L. W.: A Linguistic Atlas of Pennsylvania German
6   Snader, H.: The English-Pennsylvania Dutch Dictionary
7   Van Ness, S.: Changes in an Obsolescing Language: Pennsylvania German in West Virginia




languageserver@uni-graz.at