The Life and Death of Texas German wins LSA’s Bloomfield Award

PADS_CoverBLOG We are pleased to announce that Hans Boas’ The Life and Death of Texas German, published by Duke University Press for the American Dialect Society, has been awarded the Linguistic Society of America’s prestigious Leonard Bloomfield Book Award for 2010.  The Bloomfield Award recognizes the title that makes the most outstanding contribution to developing our understanding of language and linguistics. 

The Life and Death of Texas German, a Publication of the American Dialect Society (PADS), number 93, presents the first major study of spoken Texas German in the 21st century, focusing on its formation and the linguistic changes it has undergone.  An important case study for dialect research, Texas German is now critically endangered and will most likely go extinct by the year 2050.

Membership in the American Dialect Society includes a subscription to American Speech and the annual supplement PADS

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