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The German language and culture in Colorado - From the nineteenth century to the new millennium


2008 2008

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From the nineteenth century on, Colorado attracted many German immigrants, making German-Americans the largest ethnic group of the state. This thesis analyzes the history and the present state of the German culture and language in Colorado. An introductory historical overview of German immigration to Colorado discusses early German settlements and colonization. The second part of the thesis discusses the history of the German language and culture in Colorado, focusing on Coloradan German dialects, selected German publications, the history of German Studies at CU Boulder, and favorable or unfavorable factors for the maintenance of the German language and culture. The third part of my thesis discusses the present state of the German language and culture in Colorado, focusing on language, but all the while drawing many connections to German culture. The conclusion outlines some future prospects and challenges for the German language and culture in Colorado while emphasizing Colorado's German heritage.

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Subject
American history;
Language
Classification
0337: American history
0679: Language
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Language, literature and linguistics; Colorado; Culture; German; German-American; Language; USA
Title
The German language and culture in Colorado - From the nineteenth century to the new millennium
Author
Pausch, Barbara Renate
Number of pages
99
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0051
Source
MAI 47/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549966821
Advisor
Schmiesing, Ann
University/institution
University of Colorado at Boulder
Department
German/Slavic
University location
United States -- Colorado
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1461085
ProQuest document ID
304676895
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304676895
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