The Handbook of Language Contact

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Raymond Hickey
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 26, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 863 pages
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The Handbook of Language Contact offers systematic coverageof the major issues in this field – ranging from the value ofcontact explanations in linguistics, to the impact of immigration,to dialectology – combining new research from a team ofglobally renowned scholars, with case studies of numerouslanguages.
  • An authoritative reference work exploring the major issues inthe field of language contact: the study of how language changeswhen speakers of distinct speech varieties interact
  • Brings together 40 specially-commissioned essays by aninternational team of scholars
  • Examines language contact in societies which have significantimmigration populations, and includes a fascinating cross-sectionof case studies drawing on languages across the world
  • Accessibly structured into sections exploring the place ofcontact studies within linguistics as a whole; the value of contactstudies for research into language change; and language contact inthe context of work on language and society
  • Explores a broad range of topics, making it an excellentresource for both faculty and students across a variety of fieldswithin linguistics
 

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Contents

Contact Explanations in Linguistics
31
Genetic Classification and Language Contact
48
Contact Convergence and Typology
66
Contact and Grammaticalization
86
Language Contact and Grammatical Theory
106
Computational Models and Language Contact
128
Contact and Language Shift
151
Contact and Borrowing
170
Contact and the Development of American English
454
Contact Englishes and Creoles in the Caribbean
478
Contact and Asian Varieties of English
498
Contact and African Englishes
518
Contact and the Celtic Languages
538
Contact and the Development of the Slavic Languages
581
Contact and the FinnoUgric Languages
598
Language Contact in the Balkans
618

Contact and CodeSwitching
188
Contact and Dialectology
208
Contact and New Varieties
230
Pidgins and Creoles
252
Scenarios for Language Contact
265
Ethnic Identity and Linguistic Contact
282
Contact and Sociolinguistic Typology
299
Contact and Language Death
320
Fieldwork in Contact Situations
340
Macrofamilies Macroareas and Contact
361
The IndoEuropean Northwest
380
Contact and the History of Germanic Languages
406
Contact and the Early History of English
432
Contact and the Development of Arabic
634
Turkic Language Contacts
652
Contact and North American Languages
673
A Selected Review
695
Contact and Siberian Languages
714
Language Contact in South Asia
738
Language Contact and Chinese
757
Contact and Indigenous Languages in Australia
770
Language Contact in the New Guinea Region
795
Contact Languages of the Pacific
814
Author Index
837
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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). He has also published over 80 articles on various issues within linguistics and produced an electronic corpus of Irish English.

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