Professor Irmengard Rauch’s BAG—Bay Area German Linguistic Fieldwork Project (New York: Peter Lang 2015, 359 pages) offers fifteen chapters of twenty-nine years of research into the changing language of native speakers and first-generation American-German speakers residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. An introductory chapter details the modus operandi of linguistic fieldwork within contrastive linguistics.

Co-authors Alex Estes, Michael Fragomeni, Carolyn Hawkshaw, Chris Little, Stephanie Peltner, Lindsay Preseau, Christine Vais, together with Irmengard Rauch, have published “BAG XIII: On Laughter: German and English Jokes” in the Interdisciplinary Journal for Germanic Linguistics and Semiotic Analysis 19, 2: 143-171.