qThe phonological differences found in the informants' varieties of English are reflected in the differences in the areas of language use and language attitude. In the final chapter, findings gained from the study of the latter two areas are used to suggest an explanation of the qPennsylvania German paradox.q An attempt is made to integrate the phonological findings into a larger theory of language change and to make predictions about future linguistic developments.q--BOOK JACKETRaith (1981) found the variables [w] for [v] (very), 0 for [r] before word-final /s/ ( teenagers), and final [f] for [v] (leave) in his examination of a group of Anabaptist ... In other words, it is easy to find speakers who have the new variant in two wordsanbsp;...
|Title||:||The Phonology of Pennsylvania German English as Evidence of Language Maintenance and Shift|
|Publisher||:||Susquehanna University Press - 1999|