Language Contact

New perspectives

| University of Groningen
| University of Groningen
| University of Groningen
ISBN 9789027218674 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027288431 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
The study of languages in contact is an ever-relevant topic in linguistics, especially at present times when increasing globalization leads to a number of new contact situations. This volume features ten papers on various aspects of language contact by leading specialists in the field. In these papers, contact-induced change in a wide variety of languages is approached from various perspectives, reflecting the current state of affairs in language contact studies. The first main theme in the volume is related to the linguistic effects of migration, both in the present and in the past, and both in the standard language spoken by ethnic minorities, and in immigrant languages that are influenced by the standard. The second theme concerns border areas, a traditional treasure trove for the study of contact phenomena. The third theme is about contact effects without physical contact, as well as the role played by translators in this process.
[IMPACT: Studies in Language, Culture and Society, 28]  2010.  vii, 225 pp.
Publishing status: Available
Table of Contents
Cornelius Hasselblatt, Bob de Jonge and Muriel Norde
Ethnolects as a multidimensional phenomenon
Pieter Muysken
Applying language technology to detect shift effects
John Nerbonne, Timo Lauttamus, Wybo Wiersma and Lisa Lena Opas-Hänninen
Generational differences in pronominal usage in Spanish reflecting language and dialect contact in a bilingual setting
Ricardo Otheguy, Ana Celia Zentella and David Livert
Personal pronoun variation in language contact: Estonian in the United States
Piibi-Kai Kivik
Turkish in the Netherlands: Development of a new variety?
A. Seza Doğruöz and Ad Backus
The reflection of historical language contact in present-day Dutch and Swedish
Charlotte Gooskens, Renée van Bezooijen and Sebastian Kürschner
The impact of German on Schleife Sorbian: The use of gor in the Eastern Sorbian border dialect
Hélène B. Brijnen
Detecting contact effects in pronunciation
Wilbert Heeringa, John Nerbonne and Petya Osenova
Language contact and phonological contrast: The case of coronal affricates in Japanese loans
Jason Shaw and Rahul Balusu
Translating cultures within the EU
Nicola Borrelli
Name index
Subject index
“The articles in this volume provide a rich source of interesting contact phenomena, too specific and nuanced to be encompassed by the blanket term ''accommodation.'' The next step is to explore whether these patterns have parallels across languages. In a field with such extraordinary breadth and diversity, it is only by cross-linguistic comparison and extensive dialogue between researchers that it will be possible to begin to answer some of the big-picture questions posed by many of the authors as areas for future research: for instance, which sorts of patterns or constructions are most susceptible to change, and which are more resistant to contact influence. Addressing these questions will lead to a better understanding not only of language contact, but also of first and second language acquisition, and this volume provides an excellent starting point for exploring them in a systematic manner.”
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2010. Publications Received. Language in Society 39:4  pp. 587 ff. Crossref logo
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2011. PUBLICATIONS RECEIVED. Language in Society 40:1  pp. 135 ff. Crossref logo
Hickey, Raymond
2020.  In The Handbook of Language Contact,  pp. 1 ff. Crossref logo

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BIC Subject: CFB – Sociolinguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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