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Author Weinreich, Uriel.
Title Languages in contact : French, German and Romansch in twentieth-century Switzerland / Uriel Weinreich ; with an introduction and notes by Ronald I. Kim and William Labov.
Imprint Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., [2011]

Author Weinreich, Uriel.
Subject Languages in contact -- Switzerland.
Multilingualism -- Switzerland.
Sociolinguistics -- Switzerland.
Switzerland -- Ethnic relations.
Description 1 online resource (xxxiv, 401 pages) : illustrations, maps (some color)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents Languages in Contact; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; List of tables; List of figures; Introduction; 1. Uriel Weinreich and Languages in Contact; 2. Before Languages in Contact: Weinreich's dissertation and fieldwork in Switzerland; 3. Multilingualism and language contact in Switzerland since 1951; 4. The present edition; References; Foreword to the original; 1. Definition of bilingualism; 2. Purpose and scope of this study; Acknowledgments; Note on terminology and abbreviations; part i; General research problems; The bilingual individual.
Summary "The appearance of Uriel Weinreich's Languages in Contact: Findings and Problems (1953) marked a milestone in the study of multilingualism and language contact. Yet until now, few linguists have been aware that its main themes were first laid out in Weinreich's Columbia University doctoral dissertation of 1951, Research Problems in Bilingualism with Special Reference to Switzerland. Based on the author's fieldwork, it contains a detailed report on language contact in Switzerland in the first half of the 20th century, especially along the French-German linguistic border and between German and Romansh in the canton of Grisons (Graub√ľnden). The present edition reproduces Weinreich's original text in full, with only minor alterations and corrections, as well as the author's fieldwork photographs and many of his hand-drawn diagrams. A new foreword reviews Weinreich's life and legacy, as well as developments in contact linguistics and the Swiss linguistic situation over the past 60 years. With selected comments on noteworthy points and references to more recent literature, this volume will be of interest not only to those working on the languages of Switzerland, or specialists in language contact, but all scholars today whose work builds on the broad and lasting foundations laid over half a century ago by Uriel Weinreich."-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9027284997 (electronic bk.)
9789027284990 (electronic bk.)
9789027211873 (alk. paper)
9027211876 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 769192112
Additional Format Print version: 9789027211873 9027211876 (DLC) 2011023564

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