Contact Languages: A Comprehensive Guide

Contact Languages: A Comprehensive Guide


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This volume deals with several types of contact languages: pidgins, creoles, mixed languages, and multi-ethnolects. It also approaches contact languages from two perspectives: an historical linguistic perspective, more specifically from a viewpoint of genealogical linguistics, language descent and linguistic family tree models; and a sociolinguistic perspective, identifying specific social contexts in which contact languages emerge.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501512674
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 06/20/2016
Series: Language Contact and Bilingualism [LCB] Series , #6
Pages: 451
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Yaron Matras, University of Manchester, UK; Peter Bakker, Aarhus University, Denmark.

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