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Title: Upper Saxon (Chemnitz dialect)
Author: Sameer ud Dowla Khan
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Homepage: http://academic.reed.edu/linguistics/khan/
Institution: Reed College
Author: Constanze Weise
Institution: Dickinson College
Linguistic Field: Phonetics; Phonology
Subject Language: Saxon, Upper
Abstract: Upper Saxon (Obersächsisch /ɵːpoˁˈsɛksʃ/) refers to a group of dialects spoken by over two million people in the Free State of Saxony in eastern Germany. It is considered one of the eastern branches of Central German (Wiesinger 1983, Lewis 2009), with major phonological, morphological, and lexical differences from Standard German and other regional dialects.

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This article appears IN Journal of the International Phonetic Association Vol. 43, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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