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Leonard Bloomfield Book Award

At this year’s annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America in Pittsburgh, PA, I was awarded the Leonard Bloomfield Book Award for the “most outstanding contribution to the development of our understanding of language and linguistics.” The award honors my 2009 book “The life and death of Texas German” (Duke University Press), which presents the first major study of Texas German, a unique fusion of English and 19th century German. The book includes and in-depth analysis of the data in my Texas German Dialect Archive, an online digital archive of recordings, transcriptions and translations of interviews with more than 300 Texas German speakers. Please see this announcement.