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Grammatical Borrowing in Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Ed. by Matras, Yaron / Sakel, Jeanette

Series:Empirical Approaches to Language Typology [EALT] 38

DE GRUYTER MOUTON

    199,95 € / $229.99 / £180.99*

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    Publication Date:
    August 2008
    Copyright year:
    2007
    ISBN
    978-3-11-916100-8
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    Aims and Scope

    The book contains 30 descriptive chapters dealing with a specific language contact situation. The chapters follow a uniform organisation format, being the narrative version of a standard comprehensive questionnaire previously distributed to all authors. The questionnaire targets systematically the possibility of contact influence / grammatical borrowing in a full range of categories. The uniform structure facilitates a comparison among the chapters and the languages covered. The introduction describes the setup of the questionnaire and the methodology of the approach, along with a survey of the difficulties of sampling in contact linguistics. Two evaluative chapters, each authored by one of the co-editors, draws general conclusions from the volume as a whole (one in relation to borrowed grammatical categories and meaningful hierarchies, the other in relation to the distribution of Matter and Pattern replication).

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    23 x 15.5 cm
    vii, 598 pages
    DE GRUYTER MOUTON
    Language:
    English
    Type of Publication:
    Collection
    Keyword(s):
    Language Contact, Language Typology

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    Yaron Matras and Jeanette Sakel, University of Manchester, UK.

    Reviews

    "Grammatical Borrowing is a must for every student of language contact. It is hoped that from this laudable project a methodological and empirical revolution of language contact studies will result."
    In: STUF 63.2/2010

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