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The History of Texas German 

When: Tue., Aug. 1, 6-8 p.m. 2017
Price: Free
The History of Texas German Panel will center on the historical role of German in our community and region, and on the communities which still use it. Featuring a number of experts in the fields of historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, and the dialectology of German, these scholars will lay out the history of the dialects—their places of origin in Europe, whether in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, or the Alsatian region of France, and the settlement patterns of German speakers in Texas—and will trace the growth of German in Texas, as well as its decline in recent years.


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