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International Journal of the Sociology of Language

Ed. by Fishman, Joshua A. / García Otheguy, Ofelia

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The anatomy of survival in Arbëresh numeral forms

Eric P Hamp1


Citation Information: International Journal of the Sociology of Language. Volume 2006, Issue 178, Pages 23–29, ISSN (Online) 1613-3668, ISSN (Print) 0165-2516, DOI: 10.1515/IJSL.2006.013, May 2006

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The numeral primes and combinations form a useful morphophonemic and semanto-syntactic closed corpus drawn from micro-enclaves of Italy, Italo- Albanian (Arbëresh) and neighboring western Romance, with known genetic reconstructed linguistic histories. These subcorpora show instructive feature configurations as correlated with intensity, direction, and linguistic typology within social contact diffusion.

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