Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives on Contact Languages

Magnus Huber | University of Giessen
ISBN 9789027252548 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
ISBN 9789027292018 | EUR 115.00 | USD 173.00
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This collection of selected conference papers from three SPCL meetings brings together a cross-fertilization of approaches to the study of contact languages. The articles are grouped into three coherent sections dealing with, respectively, phonetics and phonology, including Optimality Theory; synchronic analyses of both morphology and syntax; and diachronic tracings of language change, with special focus on sound patterns as well as semantics. An added value of the volume is that most of the articles are in various ways significant for more than one linguistic subgrouping, and there is a significant overlap of interests; the sections also cover sociolinguistic subjects, give both theoretical and functional linguistic analyses of language data, and discuss issues of grammaticalization. Thus, in discussing a number of issues relevant far beyond the study of pidgin and creole languages, as well as providing a wealth of linguistic data, this volume also contributes to the broader field of linguistics in general.
[Creole Language Library, 32] 2007.  xii, 370 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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“This volume is certainly a valuable resource for Creole studies, in that it involves many different Creole languages and also many different approaches [...] this stimulating, healthy diversity is undoubtedly one of the most positive features of Synchronic and Diachronic Perspectives on Contact Languages.”
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Main BIC Subject

CFF: Historical & comparative linguistics

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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