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Language Contact and Contact Languages
     

Language Contact and Contact Languages

by Peter Siemund, Noemi Kintana
 
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;

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789027219275
Publisher:
Benjamins, John Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/21/2008
Series:
Hamburg Studies on Multilingualism Series
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.10(d)

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