Language Contact: New Perspectives (Impact: Studies in Language and Society No. 28)

Language Contact: New Perspectives (Impact: Studies in Language and Society No. 28)

By: Muriel Norde (editor), Bob de Jonge (editor), Cornelius Hasselblatt (editor)Hardback

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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.

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Contents

1. Acknowledgements; 2. Introduction (by Hasselblatt, Cornelius); 3. Ethnolects as a multidimensional phenomenon (by Muysken, Pieter); 4. Applying language technology to detect shift effects (by Nerbonne, John); 5. Generational differences in pronominal usage in Spanish reflecting language and dialect contact in a bilingual setting (by Otheguy, Ricardo); 6. Personal pronoun variation in language contact: Estonian in the United States (by Kivik, Piibi-Kai); 7. Turkish in the Netherlands: Development of a new variety? (by Dogruoz, A. Seza); 8. The reflection of historical language contact in present-day Dutch and Swedish (by Gooskens, Charlotte); 9. The impact of German on Schleife Sorbian: The use of gor in the Eastern Sorbian border dialect (by Brijnen, Helene B.); 10. Detecting contact effects in pronunciation (by Heeringa, Wilbert); 11. Language contact and phonological contrast: The case of coronal affricates in Japanese loans (by Shaw, Jason); 12. Translating cultures within the EU (by Borrelli, Nicola); 13. Name index; 14. Subject index

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  • publication date: 03/03/2010
  • ISBN13: 9789027218674
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 233
  • ID: 9789027218674
  • weight: 570
  • ISBN10: 9027218676

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