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Linguistic tug-of-war : French and German in Alsace, 1945

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dc.contributor.advisor Swingle, Kari en_US
dc.contributor.author Kegel, Terry en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-02-28T20:28:53Z
dc.date.available 2007-02-28T20:28:53Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10066/679
dc.description.abstract This thesis investigates the linguistic effects of language contact between French and German in Alsace due to the German annexation of this region during World War II. The turbulent, tug-of-war history of Alsace has constantly challenged the Alsatian people to secure a stable cultural and national identity. This study focuses on understanding the development of the linguistic aspect of this Alsatian identity. My hypothesis is that there was a greater French influence on Alsatian speech after World War II due to the anti-German sentiment provoked by the harsh Nazi policies during the war. To test this hypothesis, this study analyzes and compares the type and regularity of lexical borrowings from French into German and from German into French in Alsatian newspapers in 1945. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Swarthmore College. Dept. of Linguistics en_US
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dc.rights Full copyright to this work is retained by the student author. It may only be used for non-commercial, research, and educational purposes. All other uses are restricted.
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
dc.subject.lcsh Alemannic dialects -- France -- Alsace -- 20th century
dc.subject.lcsh Linguistic change -- France -- Alsace -- 20th century
dc.subject.lcsh Alsace (France) -- History -- 20th century
dc.title Linguistic tug-of-war : French and German in Alsace, 1945 en_US
dc.type Thesis (B.A.) en_US
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