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Thu Mar 20 2003

Books: Text Linguistics, Wilamowice: Wicherkiewicz

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  1. mouton, The Making of a Language: Wicherkiewicz

Message 1: The Making of a Language: Wicherkiewicz

Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 13:02:52 +0000
From: mouton <>
Subject: The Making of a Language: Wicherkiewicz

Title: The Making of a Language
Subtitle: The Case of the Idiom of Wilamowice
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Documentation 19
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
Availability: Available

Author: Tomasz Wicherkiewicz				

Hardback: ISBN: 311017099X, Pages: xi, 539, Price: Euro 98.00 / sFr
	 157,- / approx. US$ 98.
The book presents unique literature in a minority ethnolect - the
Germanic dialect of Wilamowice in southern Poland. The manuscripts,
written at the beginning of the 20th century, were discovered in 1989.
The book contains full versions of several texts written by Florian
Biesik, who decided to create a literary standard for Wilamowicean in
order to prove its non-German, but possibly Anglo-Saxon, Dutch,
Flemish, or Frisian origin. Thus it presents both the dialectal
literature and the most important elements of the local culture during
the final stage of its extinction.

>From the Contents:

1. Preliminaries
2. Wilamowice as a linguistic enclave
3. Origin of the ethnolect
4. Literature in Wilamowicean
5. Florian Biesik
6. Florian Biesik's texts
7. Orthographic and phonetic issues
8. Grammatical issues
9. Lexical semantics
10. Language archaisms and dialectisms
11. Ethnolinguistic issues
Lingfield(s): Historical Linguistics
		Text/Corpus Linguistics
Subject Language(s): German, Standard (Language Code: GER)

Written In: English (Language Code: English)

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