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Clements, Clancy and Shelome Gooden, eds. 2011. Language Change in Contact Languages. Grammatical and prosodic considerations. (Benjamins Current Topics 36). John Benjamins. v+241 pp.
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Book – edited volume
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The studies in this volume showcase the contributions that the study of contact language varieties make to the understanding of phenomena such as relexification, transfer, reanalysis, grammaticalization, prosodic variation and the development of prosodic systems. Four of the studies deal with morphosyntactic issues while the other three address questions of prosody. The studies include data from the Atlantic creoles (Saramaccan, Sranan, Haitian Creole, Jamaican Creole, Trinidadian Creole, Papiamentu), as well as Singapore English. This volume aims to make the work of several language contact experts available to a wider audience.