Month: May 2016

A Practical Grammar of Upper Sorbian (Wendish), 2nd Edition, by Dr Charles Wukasch

Preface  In the preface to the first edition, I stated that I hoped the grammar would serve at least two purposes: 1) as a self-teaching grammar for those people of Sorbian (Wendish) descent who wished to learn something about the language; 2) as a grammar for a continuing education course in Upper Sorbian or for …

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Unusual German Lexical Items for the Lee-Fayette County Are of Texas by Dr. Joe Wilson

This article by Dr Joseph Wilson, now retired from Rice University, first appeared as Chapter 8 in Texas Studies in Bilingualism, edited by Glenn G. Gilbert. Unusual German Lexical Items from the Lee-Fayette County Area of Texas[1] In a previous article[2] I gave a general description of the German spoken in the area between La …

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The Hierarchy of Dominance Configuration in Trilingualism by Anthony Vanek

This article by Anthony Vanek first appeared in the Wendish magazine Letopis A, XIV, 2, pg. 173-179 (Bautzen, 1967). The Hierarchy of Dominance Configuration in Trilingualism The data on which the present paper is based were gathered among the descendants of Lusatian Sorb, settlers in Cook [should be Lee] County in central Teas. It should be …

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Issues that Influenced the Wends to Immigrate to Texas

During the 2012 Wendish Fest, The Texas Wendish Heritage Society awarded a record 24 Scharath Wendish Scholarships to members of the Society who are currently enrolled in a college, university, community college, or trade school. The application included an essay of 1000 words or less about the issues (political, social, religious, economic) that influenced the …

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