Language Contact, Creolization, and Genetic Linguistics
University of California Press, 1991 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 411 pages
Ten years of research back up the bold new theory advanced by authors Thomason and Kaufman, who rescue the study of contact-induced language change from the neglect it has suffered in recent decades. The authors establish an important new framework for the historical analysis of all degrees of contact-induced language change.
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Afrikaans argue Asia Minor Greek Bantu languages Bickerton bilingualism Brahui Burushaski century chapter Chinese Pidgin Chinook Jargon claim common contact situations contact-induced language change Cree creolization Cushitic Danelaw decreolization Deira dialects discussion distinction Dravidian Dutch Emeneau England Ethiopic Semitic evidence examples fact French gender genetic German grammatical guage Hiri Motu historical Indian Indic inflectional influence instance interference features interference through shift Kupwar language death language shift least lexical source language lexicon linguistic loanwords Ma'a Ma’a markedness Mednyj Aleut Michif Middle English Midland morphemes morphology morphosyntactic Motu native language Norse Norsified English Northern noun occur origin phonemes phonological plural pronoun relevant replacement result Russian shifting speakers Shina simplification simplificatory Slavic social spoken Sprachbund structural borrowing structural interference substratum interference subsystems suffix superstratum syntactic syntax target language Thomason tion Tok Pisin Turkish typological Uralic verb vowel word order