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ERIC Number: ED123926
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Dialect Survey Involving Persons of Finnish Descent. Papers from the Michigan Linguistic Society Meeting, Vol. 1, No. 3.
Drawing on phonological, grammatical, and usage data collected during personal interviews and taped sessions, this paper seeks to determine whether and how persons of Finnish descent, collectively or individually by generation, constitute dialect islands within the local dialect area (Marquette, Michigan), and their effect upon one another. The study also attempts to resolve some misconceptions about the Finglish dialect (English that conforms to Finnish spelling, pronunciation, inflection, and syntax on a highly idiosyncratic basis) and to investigate its effects upon the English language. A section on Finnish and Finglish vocabulary is also included. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Descriptive Linguistics, Dialect Studies, Dialects, Diglossia, Finnish, Finno Ugric Languages, Grammar, Language Usage, Language Variation, Nonstandard Dialects, Phonology, Regional Dialects, Sociolinguistics
David Lawton, English Department, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859 ($3.00 each issue)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central Michigan Univ., Mount Pleasant. Dept. of English.