William D. Keel

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures - Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 2082
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7590

Selected Publications

Keel, W. (in press). Victoria (Herzog) Variety of Volga German in Ellis County, Kansas. In M. Louden, H. Boas, P. Maitz, & A. Deumert (Eds.), Varieties of German World-Wide.

Keel, W. (in press). The West Germanic Dialect Continuum. In M. Putnam & R. Page (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Germanic Linguistics.

Keel, W. (in press). Comparing Intergenerational Assimilation to American English in Several German Varietal Enclaves from the Ozarks Mountains of Missouri to the High Plains of Kansas. In . (Ed.), German Abroad 2.

Keel, W. D. (in press). Deutsche Sprachinseln in den USA. In C. Riehl & A. Plewnia, et al. (Eds.), Handbuch der deutschen Sprachminderheiten in Übersee. Tübingen, Germany: Gunter Narr Verlag.

(2017). Yearbook of German-American Studies. Yearbook of German-American Studies 51 298. Society for German-American Studies.

Keel, W. D. (2017). "From Refugee of 1848 to American Superpatriot: 'Colonel' Fred Buehrle--the Official Cannoneer of the State of Missouri". Yearbook of German-American Studies, 51, 109-134.

Keel, W. (2016). “Modelling the Dynamics of Intergenerational Assimilation to a Dominant Contact Language (American English) in
German Linguistic Enclaves on the Great Plains.” . In S. Ptashnyk, et al. (Eds.), Gegenwärtige Sprachkontakte im Kontext der Migration. Heidelberg, Germany: Winter.

Keel, W. D. (2015). "Noun Phrase Case Shift in Volga German Varieties on the Great Plains of Kansas". In R. Page & M. Putnam (Eds.), Heritage Languages in the Americas: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings. The Netherlands/USA: Brill.

Keel, W. D. (2013). Deutsche Sprache--deutsche Dialekte in Colorado: Siedlungsgeschichte und Restsprachinseln. In G. Koch (Ed.), Sprachminderheit, Identität und Sprachbiographie (pp. 27-44). Regensburg, Germany: Edition Vulpes.

Keel, W. D. (2012). Models of Linguistic Accommodation and Assimilation in German Dialect Enclaves in Kansas. In E. Knipf-Komlósi & C. Riehl (Eds.), Kontaktvarietäten des Deutschen synchron und diachron (pp. 17-36). Vienna, Austria: Praesens Verlag.

Keel, W. D. (2012). Pesth am Beaver Creek: Geschichte der ungarndeutschen Sprachinsel im Nordwesten von Kansas/USA. In R. Brdar-Szabó, et al. (Eds.), Deutsch grenzenlos: Festschrift für Elisabeth Knipf zum 60. Geburtstag (pp. 190-99). Budapest: ELTE Germanistisches Institut.

Keel, W. D. (2010). An 1857 Version of the Schnitzelbank-Song from Basel, Switzerland. In C. Richard Beam & W. D. Keel (Eds.), The Language and Culture of the Pennsylvania Germans: A Festschrift for Earl C. Haag (pp. 175-96). Lawrence, KS: The Society for German-American Studies.

Selected Presentations

(10/21/2017). "Hurrah, Frei Kansas!”
Germans and the Struggle Against Slavery in Kansas Territory
. German-American History Talk and Gallery Tour, Watkins History Museum. Lawrence, Kansas

(04/21/2017). Variations on a Schnitzelbank:
100 Years of Schnitzelbank Songs in
German-American and
American Popular Culture
. 41st Annual Symposium of the Society for German-American Studies. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

(02/18/2017). Deitsch, Däätsch, Düütsch and Dietsch: Varieties of German in Kansas. Bluestem Language Symposium. Kansas State University

Keel, W. . (11/03/2016). "Comparing Intergenerational Assimilation to American English
in Several German Varietal Enclaves from the Ozark Mountains of Missouri to the High Plains of Kansas"
. German Abroad 2. University of Texas Austin

Keel, W. . (09/11/2015). The Upper Saxon Variety of German in the Lutheran Communities of East Perry County, Missouri: Survival of an Immigrant Language in the Rural Ozark Mountains. 5th Congress of the International Society for the Dialectology of German. University of Luxembourg

Keel, W. D. (03/01/2014). Deitsch, Däätsch, Düütsch, Dietsch: Transplanted Varieties of German on the Great Plains. 27th Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference, Department of German, University of Californina-Berkeley. University of California-Berkeley

Keel, W. . (05/10/2013). “Die Schnitzelbank oder Kunstmaler Klexel: From the Repertoire of the Deutsche Gesellschaft in New Orleans”

. 37th Annual Symposium of the Society for German-American Studies. New Orleans, LA

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