Yellow of the Egg
Yellow of the Egg
Feb 14, 2022
S2E3: Texas German (w/ Hans C. Boas)
Play • 45 min

Texas German is a peculiar and endangered dialect, and time is running out to research it. What is this variety, and how did it come to be? What do Texas German speakers sound like? And what efforts are being made to preserve and record this dying dialect?

In this episode I talk to Hans C. Boas, professor for Germanic Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin, and the director of the Texas German Dialect Project. We talk about the history and development of Texas German, as well as the features that make it unique among the other dialects of German in the US and in Europe. We also hear some recordings of Texas German speakers, provided by the Texas German Dialect Archive.

Episode transcript: https://yellowoftheegg.com/transcripts/s2e3-texas-german-transcript/

Guest: Hans C. Boas
- Website: http://sites.la.utexas.edu/hcb/
- Website of the Texas German Dialect Project: https://tgdp.org/ 
- Book: "The Life and Death of Texas German" - available at: 
https://www.amazon.com/Publication-American-Dialect-Society-Hardcover/dp/B00E7V8Y5Q/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=The+life+and+death+of+Texas+German&qid=1620306422&sr=8-1

Outro music by Euphoniques. This episode the song is "Coming Back".
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/track/1INMEipPn7jwtYYosKKkXO?si=a78f2313a13945e9

Yellow of the Egg is hosted and produced by Luke Green.

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