Language Contact, Creolization and Genetic Linguistics

Language Contact, Creolization and Genetic Linguistics

by Sarah Grey Thomason, Terrence Kaufman
     
 
Ten years of research back up the bold new theory advanced by authors Thomason and Kaufman, who rescue the study of contact-induced language change from the neglect it has suffered in recent decades. The authors establish an important new framework for the historical analysis of all degrees of contact-induced language change.

Overview

Ten years of research back up the bold new theory advanced by authors Thomason and Kaufman, who rescue the study of contact-induced language change from the neglect it has suffered in recent decades. The authors establish an important new framework for the historical analysis of all degrees of contact-induced language change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520057890
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/01/1988
Pages:
400

Meet the Author

Sarah Grey Thomason is Professor of Linguistics and Terrence Kaufman is Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh.

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