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Linguistic Complexity: Second Language Acquisition, Indigenization, Contact
     

Linguistic Complexity: Second Language Acquisition, Indigenization, Contact

by Bernd Kortmann (Editor), Benedikt Szmrecsanyi (Editor)
 

Linguistic complexity is one of the currently most hotly debated notions in linguistics. The essays in this volume address the intricacies of assessing

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Linguistic complexity is one of the currently most hotly debated notions in linguistics. The essays in this volume address the intricacies of assessing the complexity of languages and language varieties (here: of English) in three major linguistic disciplines: creolistics, indigenization and nativization studies, and Second Language Acquisition research. The volume is thus unique in bringing together leading representatives of three often disjunct fields of linguistic scholarship in which linguistic complexity is seen as a dynamic and inherently variable parameter.

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"This volume is a welcome addition to the growing body of work on linguisticcomplexity, especially as it pertains to morphosyntactic complexity in contactvarieties of English."Natalie Operstein and Amber Clontz in: Linguist List 23.5022

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ISBN-13:
9783110229219
Publisher:
De Gruyter
Publication date:
05/18/2012
Series:
linguae & litterae , #13
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Bernd Kortmann and Benedikt Szmrecsanyi, FRIAS, Freiburg i. Br., Germany.

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