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The Handbook of Language Contact

Wiley, J,
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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


Titel: The Handbook of Language Contact
Autoren/Herausgeber: Raymond Hickey (Hrsg.)
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9781444318166

Seitenzahl: 888
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

Raymond Hickey is Professor of Linguistics at EssenUniversity, Germany. His main areas of research are varieties ofEnglish (especially Irish English) and general questions oflanguage contact, shift, and change as well as computer corpusprocessing. He has published widely, the most recent titlesbeing A Sound Atlas of IrishEnglish (2004), Legacies of ColonialEnglish (2004), Dublin English: Evolution andChange (2005), Irish English: History andPresent-Day Forms (2007), and Eighteenth-CenturyEnglish: Ideology and Change (2010). - Newsletter
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