List of John Benjamins publications for which Danny Law plays a role.
Language Contact, Inherited Similarity and Social Difference: The story of linguistic interaction in the Maya lowlands
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 328] 2014. xi, 206 pp.
Subjects Anthropological Linguistics | Contact Linguistics | Historical linguistics | Languages of North America
Definitions of ‘mixed’ or ‘intertwined’ languages derive almost entirely from studies of languages that combine elements from genetically unrelated sources. The Mayan language Tojol-ab’al displays a mixture of linguistic features from two related Mayan languages, Chuj and Tseltal. The systematic… read more | Article
A central concern in the study of language contact phenomena is the question of what linguistic features are more or less likely to be borrowed, and why. Pronominal borrowing, at least the direct borrowing of the phonological forms, is often ranked among the least common outcomes of language… read more | Article