The Making of a Language: The Case of the Idiom of Wilamowice, Southern Poland

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Walter de Gruyter, 2003 - Foreign Language Study - 539 pages

The book presents unique literature in a minority ethnolect - the Germanic dialect of Wilamowice in Southern Poland. The manuscripts, written in the ethnolect at the beginning of the 20th century, were discovered in 1989. The book contains full versions of several texts of various length written by Florian Biesik, who decided to create a literary standard for Wilamowicean in order to prove its non-German, but possibly Anglo-Saxon, Dutch, Flemish or Frisian origin. Thus it presents both the dialectal literature and the most important elements of the local culture during the final stages of its extinction.

 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
5
Section 3
15
Section 4
25
Section 5
31
Section 6
40
Section 7
53
Section 8
55
Section 14
373
Section 15
377
Section 16
389
Section 17
399
Section 18
400
Section 19
406
Section 20
413
Section 21
419

Section 9
352
Section 10
355
Section 11
358
Section 12
359
Section 13
360
Section 22
420
Section 23
421
Section 24
425
Section 25
428
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Tomasz Wicherkiewicz is Associate Professor at The Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznn, Poland.

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