Welcome to TGDP

The Texas German Dialect Project (TGDP) is an umbrella organization for carrying out research in representative Texas German speech communities in central Texas.

The goals of the TGDP are:

  • to preserve the Texas German dialect as it reflects the rich cultural and linguistic traditions of its residents
  • to gather basic research information about linguistic diversity in order to understand the nature of language variation and change
  • to provide information about language differences and language change for public and educational interests
  • to use the material collected in research projects for the improvement of educational programs about language and culture