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Linguistic transitions of the Russian-Mennonites in Kansas.

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dc.contributor.author Schmidt, Mary Delores.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-14T22:15:54Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-14T22:15:54Z
dc.date.created 1977 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-12-14
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2397
dc.description vii, 87 leaves en_US
dc.description.abstract The first part of this study reveals a brief history of the Mennonites who came to Kansas with an emphasis on their linguistic development. This covers the period from the year 1530 to 1874. The remaining chapters, two, three and four, deal with the extent and duration of the use of German in the Harvey, McPherson, and Reno counties of Kansas settled by the Russian-Mennonites. The areas of usage examined include: the use of German in the schools, the use of German in the churches, and the use of German in the home. The time period covered in this part of the study begins with the immigration to the United States from Russia in 1874 until the 1930's in the chapter on schools, until the 1950's in the chapter on churches, and until the 1970's in the chapter on the home. One note should be made to avoid any confusion. Throughout the study the designation "German" as a language always refers to the High German language. Low German will always be specified as Low German. en_US
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dc.subject Mennonites-Language. en_US
dc.subject Mennonites-Kansas. en_US
dc.title Linguistic transitions of the Russian-Mennonites in Kansas. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.college las en_US
dc.advisor David Travis en_US
dc.department english, modern languages and literatures en_US

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