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 record and preserve the Texas German dialect, as it reflects the rich cultural and linguistic traditions of the Texan German community;
  • to gather information about linguistic diversity, so as to better understand the nature of language variation and change;
  • to make our research on language differences and language change available to the general public; and
  • to devote our collected research materials to improving educational programs on language and culture.