Danny Law

List of John Benjamins publications for which Danny Law plays a role.


ISSN 0176-4225 | E-ISSN 1569-9714

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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
Law, Danny 2009 Pronominal borrowing among the MayaDiachronica 26:2, pp. 214–252
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