Language Contact

Language Contact

by Yaron Matras

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ISBN-13: 9780511699542
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/10/2009
Series: Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Yaron Matras is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Manchester. His research interests include the interface of linguistic typology, discourse pragmatics and language processing, and language change, as well as multilingualism and dialects. He has published widely on the linguistics of Romani (including Romani: A Linguistic Introduction, Cambridge, 2002), and on language contact.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. An emerging multilingual repertoire; 3. Societal multilingualism; 4. Acquiring and maintaining a bilingual repertoire; 5. Crossing the boundaries: codeswitching in conversation; 6. The replication of linguistic 'matter'; 7. Lexical borrowing; 8. Grammatical and phonological borrowing; 9. Converging structures: pattern replication; 10. Contact languages; 11. Outlook.

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