An Introduction to Contact Linguistics
Publication Date :
1 Jan 2002
This book is a comprehensive introduction to the study of language contact and its outcomes, as well as the social and linguistic factors involved. * Provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of contact linguistics. * Examines a wide range of language contact phenomena from both general linguistic and sociolinguistic perspectives. * Offers an account of current approaches to all of the major types of contact-induced change. * Discusses the general processes and principles that are at work in cases of contact.