Grammars in contact : a cross-linguistic typology /

Examining the ways in which linguistic traits may change in a contact situation, this book contains an encyclopaedic introduction, which sets out a theory of contact-induced change, and chapters which analyse the effects of language contact on grammatical systems in a variety of languages.

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Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2007.
Series:Explorations in linguistic typology ; 4.
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Table of Contents:
  • Contents; Preface; Notes on the Contributors; Abbreviations; 1 GRAMMARS IN CONTACT: A CROSS-LINGUISTIC PERSPECTIVE; 2 GRAMMATICAL DIFFUSION IN AUSTRALIA: FREE AND BOUND PRONOUNS; 3 HOW LONG DO LINGUISTIC AREAS LAST?: WESTERN NILOTIC GRAMMARS IN CONTACT; 4 GRAMMARS IN CONTACT IN THE VOLTA BASIN (WEST AFRICA): ON CONTACT-INDUCED GRAMMATICAL CAHANGE IN LIKPE; 5 BASQUE IN CONTACT WITH ROMANCE LANGUAGES; 6 LANGUAGE CONTACT AND CONVERGENCE IN EAST TIMOR: THE CASE OF TETUN DILI; 7 LANGUAGE CONTACT AND CONVERGENCE IN PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN.
  • 8 BALKANIZING THE BALKAN SPRACHBUND: A CLOSER LOOK AT GRAMMATICAL PERMEABILITY AND FEATURE DISTRIBUTION9 CANTONESE GRAMMAR IN AREAL PERSPECTIVE; 10 SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS OF GRAMMATICAL RELATIONS IN THE VAUPÉS LINGUISTIC AREA; 11 THE VAUPÉS MELTING POT: TUCANOAN INFLUENCE ON HUP; 12 THE QUECHUA IMPACT IN AMUESHA, AN ARAWAK LANGUAGE OF THE PERUVIAN AMAZON; 13 FEELING THE NEED: THE BORROWING OF CARIBAN FUNCTIONAL CATEGORIES INTO MAWAYANA (ARAWAK); Glossary of Terms; Author I.