Language Contact and Change in Mesoamerica and Beyond

Karen Dakin | Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Claudia Parodi | University of California, Los Angeles
Natalie Operstein | California State University, Fullerton
ISBN 9789027259509 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027265715 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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Language-contact phenomena in Mesoamerica and adjacent regions present an exciting field for research that has the potential to significantly contribute to our understanding of language contact and the role that it plays in language change. This volume presents and analyzes fresh empirical data from living and/or extinct Mesoamerican languages (from the Mayan, Uto-Aztecan, Totonac-Tepehuan and Otomanguean groups), neighboring non-Mesoamerican languages (Apachean, Arawakan, Andean languages), as well as Spanish. Language-contact effects in these diverse languages and language groups are typically analyzed by different subfields of linguistics that do not necessarily interact with one another. It is hoped that this volume, which contains works from different scholarly traditions that represent a variety of approaches to the study of language contact, will contribute to the lessening of this compartmentalization. The volume is relevant to researchers of language contact and contact-induced change and to anyone interested both in the historical development and present features of indigenous languages of the Americas and Latin American Spanish.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 185] 2017.  xv, 433 pp.
Publishing status: Available
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Language Contact and Change in Mesoamerica and Beyond contains high-quality articles of interest to Mesoamericanists, historical linguists, sociolinguists, and any scholar interested in language-contact effects. The chapters include detailed descriptions of linguistic phenomena that reveal the complexity, layering, and interwoven nature of language contact.”
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CFF: Historical & comparative linguistics

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LAN009010: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
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