Language Contact in Japan: A Socio-Linguistic History / Edition 1

Language Contact in Japan: A Socio-Linguistic History / Edition 1

by Leo J. Loveday
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198235593

ISBN-13: 9780198235590

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

If the Japanese are exclusive, why are they now borrowing so many linguistic characteristics from English for their own language? Is there a way to understand language contact that is valid across time and space? By examining the 2000-year-old history of how Japan has been influenced by other language groups, Loveday offers general insights into the social causes

Overview

If the Japanese are exclusive, why are they now borrowing so many linguistic characteristics from English for their own language? Is there a way to understand language contact that is valid across time and space? By examining the 2000-year-old history of how Japan has been influenced by other language groups, Loveday offers general insights into the social causes and patterns of language contact, as well as the nature of linguistic change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198235590
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
Oxford Studies in Language Contact Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.77(d)

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