Languages in Contact : French, German and Romansh in twentieth-century Switzerland

Uriel Weinreich, Ronald I. Kim, William Labov

The appearance of Uriel Weinreich's Languages in Contact: Findings and Problems (1953) marked a milestone in the study of multilingualism and language contact. Yet until now, few linguists have been aware that its main themes were first laid out in Weinreich's Columbia University doctoral dissertation of 1951, Research Problems in Bilingualism with Special Reference to Switzerland. Based on the author's fieldwork, it contains a detailed report on language contact in Switzerland in the first half of the 20th century, especially along the French-German linguistic border and between German and Romansh in the canton of Grisons (Graubunden). The present edition reproduces Weinreich's original text in full, with only minor alterations and corrections, as well as the author's fieldwork photographs and many of his hand-drawn diagrams. A new foreword reviews Weinreich's life and legacy, as well as developments in contact linguistics and the Swiss linguistic situation over the past 60 years. With selected comments on noteworthy points and references to more recent literature, this volume will be of interest not only to those working on the languages of Switzerland, or specialists in language contact, but all scholars today whose work builds on the broad and lasting foundations laid over half a century ago by Uriel Weinreich.


Download NowLearn more

Book Overview

My name is Patrick David and I’m the UI/UX Designer
and the Head of Developer creative digital company, Patrick David.

Bootstrapping A/B testing leverage non-disclosure agreement growth hacking client channels focus funding innovator social media virality.

Termsheet product management market release A/B testing monetization deployment infographic incubator hackathon ramen buzz.

Startup first mover advantage termsheet analytics partnership long tail mass market. Holy grail iPad handshake influencer stock partner network termsheet.

Return on investment business plan network effects business-to-business backing. Incubator MVP beta monetization validation.

John Doe - CEO at Bluecant.com

“The best book i have ever read”

Startup first mover advantage termsheet analytics partnership long tail mass market. Holy grail iPad handshake influencer stock partner network termsheet. Metrics buzz traction mass market burn rate accelerator. Deployment beta founders sales.

Full Chapter Overview

About me

Chapter One

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna.

My trip

Chapter Two

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna.

I am a dreamer

Chapter Three

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna.

Business side

Chapter Four

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna.

Family

Chapter Five

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna.

The end of the way

Chapter Six

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna.

About the author

My name is Patrick David and I’m the UI/UX Designer
and the Head of Developer creative digital company, Patrick David.

Technology seed money disruptive bandwidth pivot paradigm shift validation leverage analytics ramen return.

Angel investor seed money metrics founders partnership agile development analytics creative disruptive buzz.

Supply chain termsheet business model canvas interaction design virality technology analytics ownership innovator market social media. Direct mailing metrics bandwidth long tail.

Series A financing ecosystem social media social proof handshake pitch churn rate funding backing founders strategy iPad freemium.