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Title:The Global Importance of Midwestern Heritage Languages
Subject(s):Humanities without Walls
language acquisition
language retention
German-American community
Pennsylvania German
language retention among generations
German immigration
Heritage Language
Geographic Coverage:Midwest
Wisconsin
Pennsylvania
Abstract:Immigration is a major global issue that continues to define the history and culture of the American Midwest. Learning a new language and preserving the old are central concerns for all immigrant communities. The project will focus on the dynamics of language acquisition, retention and loss among German-American communities in the Midwest.
Issue Date:2015-06-23
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/78118
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-06-23


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