According to Patrick Donmoyer, Pennsylvania Dutch, which is spoken by the Amish, is “considered the fastest-growing small-minority language in the United States.” Donmoyer is Director of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University; he shared a lot of information about his favorite subject with Jason Nark, who published an article on the subject […]

One of the features of Amish society that fascinates outsiders is their use of a dialect referred to as “Pennsylvania German,” which is also frequently called “Pennsylvania Dutch.” A recent journal article by Steven Hartman Keiser, a faculty member in the Department of English at Marquette University in Wisconsin, describes the background and development of […]