Language contact phenomena have been researched throughout the history of the discipline, but the intensity of the research has undoubtedly risen during the last decades due to growing globalization. This peer-reviewed volume presents twelve papers from the Second Conference on Language Contact in Times of Globalization (University of Groningen, June 2009) which deal with a wide range of topics, languages and contact situations. Five of them involve a Finno-Ugric language (Saami-Komi-Russian; Finnic-Baltic; Mordvin-Turkic; Estonian-German; Saami general), two a Slavic language (Slavic-Romance; Slavic general), two Germanic-Romance contact and three situations outside Europe (The Arabic World; Central Asia; South America). Methods range from field research and corpus analysis to historical linguistics, and both synchronic and diachronic approaches are used. The authors are Rogier Blokland and Michael Riessler, Martine Bruil, Louise-Amelie Cougnon, Anissa Daoudi, Santeri Junttila, Janneke Kalsbeek, Folke Muller and Susan Schlotthauer, Johanna Nichols, Pekka Sammallahti, Peter Schrijver, Remco van Pareren, and Willem Vermeer.
Keywords / target groups: General linguistics, Contact linguistics, Finno-Ugric linguistics, Slavic linguistics.
The editors: Preface Rogier Blokland and Michael Riessler: Komi-Saami-Russian Contacts on the Kola Peninsula Martine Bruil: The Emergence of Future Converbs in Imbabura Quichua: Pre-Hispanic Language Contact as a Possible Explanation Louise-Amelie Cougnon: Tu Te Prends pour the King of the World? Language Contact in Text Messaging Context Anissa Daoudi: Globalisation, E-Arabic: The Emergence of a New Language at the Litaral and Figurative Levels Santeri Junttila: A Collection of Forgotten Etymologies: Revisiting the Most Improbable Baltic Loanwords in Finnic Janneke Kalsbeek: Contact-induced Innovations in Istrian Cakavian Dialects Folke Muller and Susan Schlotthauer: Estonian and German Verb-Particle Combinations and Argument Restructuring Johanna Nichols: Forerunners to Globalization: The Eurasian Steppe and Its Periphery Pekka Sammallahti: From Africa to the Arctic - Expansions, Bottlenecks and Contacts in the Linguistic Prehistory of the Saami Peter Schrijver: The High German Consonant Shift and Language Contact Remco van Pareren: Areal Features in the Volga-Kama Region: On Some Non-lexical Turkic Influences in Mordvin Willem Vermeer: Retrieving Diluted Evidence for Substratal Effects: Some Examples