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Language Contact and Contact Languages

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  • Editors: Peter Siemund1, and Noemi Kintana1
  • Format: PDF
  • Publication Year: 2008
  • e-Book ISBN 9789027290786
Abstract

This new volume on language contact and contact languages presents cutting-edge research by distinguished scholars in the field as well as by highly talented newcomers. It has two principal aims: to analyze language contact from different perspectives – notably those of language typology, diachronic linguistics, language acquisition and translation studies; and to describe, explain, and elaborate on universal constraints on language contact. The individual chapters offer systematic comparisons of a wealth of contact situations and the book as a whole makes a valuable contribution to deepening our understanding of contact-induced language change. With its broad approach, this work will be welcomed by scholars of many different persuasions.

Subjects: Historical linguistics; Contact Linguistics; Bilingualism; Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

  • Affiliations: 1: University of Hamburg

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