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Linguists work with remaining speakers of dying languages to preserve cultural memories

Linguists work with remaining speakers of dying languages to preserve cultural memories

VIDEO In a hill country home amid the scenic vistas of New Braunfels, Texas, Hans Boas, associate professor of Germanic studies, conducts hours of interviews with the last remaining speakers of one of the Lone Star State's oldest dialects, Texas German. During an interview, Alton Rahe struggles to remember a German word as Boas records…   » Continue Reading

Experts Available to Discuss Holiday Topics

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss issues ranging from beating the holiday blues to timeless holiday traditions to children's fantasies of Santa Claus. E-mail is the preferred method of contact for these experts. Intrinsically Texas Holiday Customs Hans Boas Associate Professor, Department of Germanic Studies 512-232-6358 hcb@mail.utexas.edu Boas' research…   » Continue Reading