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Luxembourgish Dialect Classifications
Gilles, Peter
2022In Dialectologia, Special Volume X: DIACLEU. An introduction to dialect classifications in Europe, p. 231-253
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Keywords :
Luxembourgish; dialectology; dialect classification
Abstract :
[en] This paper presents the dialect classifications for Luxembourgish. The first dialectological studies regarded the Luxembourgish dialect(s) as embedded into a larger ‘German’ spectrum of varieties, but from the 1960s onwards the state border in the east with Germany was conceptualized more and more also as a linguistic border. The first classification of Luxembourgish by Hardt (1848), with four dialect groups, was rather impressionistic. The classifications from the 20th century are based on survey data. The first two are in the framework of spatial dialectology, the third one is a dialectometric study. Bach (1933) did not present subdivisions, but on the basis of the isogloss maps at least three groups show up. Bruch (1954) identified four dialect regions. Schiltz’s (1997) quantitative analysis merges two of these regions. There are no classifications in the field of perceptual dialectology.
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Languages & linguistics
Author, co-author :
Gilles, Peter  ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Humanities (DHUM)
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Luxembourgish Dialect Classifications
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Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Special issue title :
Dialect Classifications of Languages in Europe (DIACLEU)
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Special Volume X: DIACLEU. An introduction to dialect classifications in Europe
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