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Author Webber, Philip E., 1944-
Title Pella Dutch : portrait of a language in an Iowa community / Philip E. Webber.
Imprint Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2011.
Edition First University of Iowa Press edition, expanded edition.

Series A bur oak book
Bur oak book.
Subject Dutch language -- Dialects -- Iowa -- Pella.
English language -- Foreign elements -- Dutch.
Bilingualism -- Iowa -- Pella.
Languages in contact -- Iowa -- Pella.
Dutch -- Iowa -- Pella.
Dutch Americans -- Iowa -- Pella -- Social life and customs.
Pella (Iowa) -- Languages.
Pella (Iowa) -- Social life and customs.
Description 1 online resource (xxix, 163 pages) : illustrations, map.
Edition First University of Iowa Press edition, expanded edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface to the Paperback Edition; Preface; Part One: The People; Pella and Its Speakers; Vestiges of the Bilingual Heritage; Sociolinguistic Investigation in Pella: Selection of Sources; Questionnaire Respondents as Representatives of the Speaker Pool; Language Background; General Patterns of Language Use; Awareness of and Attitudes toward Language Use; Part Two: The Culture; Evolving Attitudes toward Language and Ethnicity; Eendracht Maakt Macht, or: Divide and Be Conquered; Who Are "We" and Who Are "They"?; The World Comes Knocking at the Door; "Surely Thou Art Also One of Them.
Summary Founded in 1847 by religious separatists, the town of Pella in central Iowa is the state's oldest Dutch American colony, and its crafts, architecture, and celebrations reflect and perpetuate the Dutch heritage of its earlier residents. Through his intriguing blend of sociolinguistic research, regional history, and interviews with current speakers of Pella Dutch, Philip Webber examines the town's rich cultural and linguistic traditions. Drawing upon formal and informal interviews and conversations with more than 150 speakers of Pella Dutch, Webber uses the methods of language resear.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781609380663 (electronic bk.)
1609380665 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 759602971
Additional Format Print version: Webber, Philip E., 1944- Pella Dutch. 1st University of Iowa Press ed., Expanded ed. Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2011 9781609380656 (DLC) 2011012776 (OCoLC)708648767