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Contact Languages

A Comprehensive Guide

Ed. by Bakker, Peter / Matras, Yaron

Series:Language Contact and Bilingualism [LCB] 6

DE GRUYTER MOUTON

    129,95 € / $149.99 / £118.00*

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    Publication Date:
    June 2013
    Copyright year:
    2013
    ISBN
    978-1-61451-371-1
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    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.

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    x, 441 pages
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Collection
    Keyword(s):
    Contact Languages; Sociolinguistics

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

    Reviews

    "This collection forms an exhaustive volume on contact languages in a way that not only thoroughly summarizes and challenges traditional theories and models pertaining to this field of study, but also provides newer approaches to analyzing contact languages, their origins, and methods of classification, and as such, lays the framework for further investigation on contact languages."
    Farah Ali in: www.linguistlist.org 08/2017

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