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Pella Dutch : portrait of a language in an Iowa community

Author: Philip E Webber
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : English : 1st University of Iowa Press ed. ; an expanded edView all editions and formats
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Founded in 1847 by religious separatists, the town of Pella in central Iowa is the state & rsquo;s oldest Dutch American colony, and its crafts, architecture, and celebrations reflect and perpetuate the Dutch heritage of its earlier residents. Through his intriguing blend of sociolinguistic research, regional history, and interviews with current speakers of Pella Dutch, Philip Webber examines the town & rsquo;s rich  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Electronic book
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip E Webber
ISBN: 9781609380656 1609380657 9781609380663 1609380665
OCLC Number: 833584635
Notes: "A Bur Oak Book."
Description: 1 online resource (xxix, 163 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: pt. 1. The people --
pt. 2. The culture --
pt. 3. The language --
pt. 4. Conclusion.
Responsibility: Philip E. Webber.

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Founded in 1847 by religious separatists, the town of Pella in central Iowa is the state & rsquo;s oldest Dutch American colony, and its crafts, architecture, and celebrations reflect and perpetuate the Dutch heritage of its earlier residents. Through his intriguing blend of sociolinguistic research, regional history, and interviews with current speakers of Pella Dutch, Philip Webber examines the town & rsquo;s rich cultural and linguistic traditions. Drawing upon formal and informal interviews and conversations with more than 150 speakers of Pella Dutch, Webber uses the methods of language resear.

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