The Handbook of Language Contact

The Handbook of Language Contact

By: Raymond Hickey (editor)Paperback

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The Handbook of Language Contact offers systematic coverage of the major issues in this field ranging from the value of contact explanations in linguistics, to the impact of immigration, to dialectology combining new research from a team of globally renowned scholars, with case studies of numerous languages. An authoritative reference work exploring the major issues in the field of language contact: the study of how language changes when speakers of distinct speech varieties interactBrings together 40 specially-commissioned essays by an international team of scholarsExamines language contact in societies which have significant immigration populations, and includes a fascinating cross-section of case studies drawing on languages across the worldAccessibly structured into sections exploring the place of contact studies within linguistics as a whole; the value of contact studies for research into language change; and language contact in the context of work on language and societyExplores a broad range of topics, making it an excellent resource for both faculty and students across a variety of fields within linguistics

About Author

Raymond Hickey is Professor of Linguistics at Essen University, Germany. His main areas of research are varieties of English (especially Irish English) and general questions of language contact, shift, and change as well as computer corpus processing. He has published widely, the most recent titles being A Sound Atlas of Irish English (2004), Legacies of Colonial English (2004), Dublin English: Evolution and Change (2005), Irish English: History and Present-Day Forms (2007), and Eighteenth-Century English: Ideology and Change (2010).


Notes on Contributors viii Preface xviii Language Contact: Reconsideration and Reassessment 1Raymond Hickey Part I Contact and Linguistics 29 1 Contact Explanations in Linguistics 31Sarah Thomason 2 Genetic Classification and Language Contact 48Michael Noonan 3 Contact, Convergence, and Typology 66Yaron Matras 4 Contact and Grammaticalization 86Bernd Heine and Tania Kuteva 5 Language Contact and Grammatical Theory 106Karen P. Corrigan 6 Computational Models and Language Contact 128April McMahon Part II Contact and Change 149 7 Contact and Language Shift 151Raymond Hickey 8 Contact and Borrowing 170Donald Winford 9 Contact and Code-Switching 188Penelope Gardner-Chloros 10 Contact and Dialectology 208David Britain 11 Contact and New Varieties 230Paul Kerswill 12 Contact and Change: Pidgins and Creoles 252John Holm Part III Contact and Society 263 13 Scenarios for Language Contact 265Pieter Muysken 14 Ethnic Identity and Linguistic Contact 282Carmen Fought 15 Contact and Sociolinguistic Typology 299Peter Trudgill 16 Contact and Language Death 320Suzanne Romaine 17 Fieldwork in Contact Situations 340Claire Bowern Part IV Case Studies of Contact 359 18 Macrofamilies, Macroareas, and Contact 361Johanna Nichols 19 Contact and Prehistory: The Indo-European Northwest 380Theo Vennemann 20 Contact and the History of Germanic Languages 406Paul Roberge 21 Contact and the Early History of English 432Markku Filppula 22 Contact and the Development of American English 454Joseph C. Salmons and Thomas C. Purnell 23 Contact Englishes and Creoles in the Caribbean 478Edgar W. Schneider 24 Contact and Asian Varieties of English 498Umberto Ansaldo 25 Contact and African Englishes 518Rajend Mesthrie 26 Contact and the Celtic Languages 538Joseph F. Eska 27 Spanish and Portuguese in Contact 550John M. Lipski 28 Contact and the Development of the Slavic Languages 581Lenore A. Grenoble 29 Contact and the Finno-Ugric Languages 598Johanna Laakso 30 Language Contact in the Balkans 618Brian D. Joseph 31 Contact and the Development of Arabic 634Kees Versteegh 32 Turkic Language Contacts 652Lars Johanson 33 Contact and North American Languages 673Marianne Mithun 34 Language Contact in Africa: A Selected Review 695G. Tucker Childs 35 Contact and Siberian Languages 714Brigitte Pakendorf 36 Language Contact in South Asia 738Harold F. Schiffman 37 Language Contact and Chinese 757Stephen Matthews 38 Contact and Indigenous Languages in Australia 770Patrick McConvell 39 Language Contact in the New Guinea Region 795William A. Foley 40 Contact Languages of the Pacific 814Jeff Siegel Author Index 837 Subject Index 844

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  • ISBN13: 9781118347157
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 882
  • ID: 9781118347157
  • weight: 1454
  • ISBN10: 1118347153

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