German Bohemians in New Zealand: a Bavarian speaking community in the Pacific

  • The article first describes the settlement history of Puhoi (New Zealand), a former German-speaking community. Then the historical and current sociolinguistic situation is presented. This is followed by a more detailed description of the phonological, morphological and syntactic structures as well as the lexicon of the North Bavarian variety on the North Island of New Zealand. In addition, contact phenomena such as structural transfer and, more generally, superstrate influence from English are discussed.

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Author:Alfred WildfeuerGND
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Parent Title (German):OPUS - Universität Augsburg.
Year of first Publication:2021
Publishing Institution:Universität Augsburg
Release Date:2021/02/09
Tag:Bavarian language; German in New Zealand; language contact; language loss
First Page:1
Last Page:33
Institutes:Philologisch-Historische Fakultät
Philologisch-Historische Fakultät / Germanistik
Philologisch-Historische Fakultät / Germanistik / Professur für Variationslinguistik / Deutsch als Zweit- und Fremdsprache
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 43 Deutsch, germanische Sprachen allgemein / 430 Germanische Sprachen; Deutsch
Licence (German):Deutsches Urheberrecht mit Print on Demand