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Title: Cultures et Langues d'Europe: L'alsacien – une langue transfrontalière
Author: Guido Josef Oebel
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Institution: Saga National University
Linguistic Field: Language Documentation
Subject Language: German, Swiss
Abstract: The German-French region of Alsace is widely known and appreciated for its outstanding cuisine, merging German Gourmand-taste as well as French Gourmet-taste. Nevertheless its inhabitants, the Alsatians, so far have succeeded to resist the monolinguistic policies of Nazi-Germany as well as of France. This paper wants to give an overview of the origin and features of the Alsatian language.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: Saga University Press
Publication Info: Journal of the Faculty of Culture and Education Saga University, Volume 7, Number 1, pp. 153-168
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