Languages in Contact and Contrast

The papers in this collection throw fresh light on the relation between language contact and contrastive linguistics.

Author: Vladimir Ivir

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110869118

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The papers in this collection throw fresh light on the relation between language contact and contrastive linguistics. The book focuses equally on the mutual influence of linguistic systems in contact and on the language contrasts that govern the linguistic behaviour of the bilingual speaker.
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Languages in Contact and Contrast

This book is a collection of papers written in honour of Professor Elżbieta Mańczak-Wohlfeld on the occasion of her 70th birthday.

Author: Anna Tereszkiewicz

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ISBN: 8323349177

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This book is a collection of papers written in honour of Professor Elżbieta Mańczak-Wohlfeld on the occasion of her 70th birthday. The chapters that follow have been written by linguists affiliated with different universities in Poland and abroad, all of whom wish to pay tribute to Elżbieta's outstanding work and contribution to language contact scholarship. The papers focus in large measure on contact linguistics, but some of them address also other phenomena. An eminent linguist and a dedicated academic teacher, Elżbieta Mańczak-Wohlfeld has continued to inspire both her students and colleagues. Her research focuses primarily on language contact theory, the influence of English on Polish and other European languages, the status of English as a world language, English-Polish contrastive studies as well as various aspects of English grammar. As Head of the Chair for Linguistics at the Institute of English Studies at the Jagiellonian University, Elżbieta Mańczak-Wohlfeld has always shown readiness to assist her students and fellow academics with advice and, as a committed academic, she has nurtured a generation of linguists, who will surely look back with appreciation and gratitude at the time she spent with them, sharing her expertise and passion for scientific inquiry.
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Variation and Evolution

This book is a collection of original studies analyzing how different internal and external factors affect Spanish language variation and evolution across a number of (socio)linguistic scenarios.

Author: Sandro Sessarego

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027260895

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 277

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This book is a collection of original studies analyzing how different internal and external factors affect Spanish language variation and evolution across a number of (socio)linguistic scenarios. Its primary goal is to expand our understanding of how native and non-native varieties of Spanish co-exist with other languages and dialects under the influence of several linguistic and extra-linguistic forces. While some papers analyze the linguistic dynamics affecting Spanish grammars from a cross-dialectal perspective, others focus more closely on the relations established between Spanish and other languages with which it is in contact. In particular, some of these studies show how power and prestige may support (or not) the use of Spanish in different social contexts and educational realities, given that the attitudes toward this language vary greatly across the Spanish-speaking world. On the one hand, in some regions, Spanish represents the variety spoken by the majority of the population, typically related to prestige and power (Spain and Latin America). On the other hand, in other contexts, the same language is conceived as a minority variety, which may or may not be associated with stigmatized immigrant groups (i.e., in the US).
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Language Contact in Amazonia

This book investigates the contact between Arawak and Tucanoan languages spoken in the Vaup�s river basin in northwest Amazonia, which spans Colombia and Brazil.

Author: Aleksandra I͡Urʹevna Aĭkhenvalʹd

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019925785X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 363

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This book investigates the contact between Arawak and Tucanoan languages spoken in the Vaup�s river basin in northwest Amazonia, which spans Colombia and Brazil. In this region language is seen as a badge of identity: language mixing is resisted for ideological reasons. The book considers which parts of the language categories are likely to be borrowed. This study also examines changes brought about by recent contact with European languages and culture, and the linguistic effects of language obsolescence.
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Contacts and Contrasts in Cultures and Languages

This volume provides descriptions and interpretations of social and cognitive phenomena as well as processes that emerge at the interface of languages and cultures in the context of contrastive and contact linguistics and media discourse.

Author: Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk

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ISBN: 3030049825

Category: Language and culture

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This volume provides descriptions and interpretations of social and cognitive phenomena as well as processes that emerge at the interface of languages and cultures in the context of contrastive and contact linguistics and media discourse. Different contexts are explored with rich empirical findings and authentic exemplifying materials. The book includes fifteen papers, divided into three parts. Part 1 addresses conceptual reflection on languages and cultures in contact and contrast, while Part 2 focuses on contact linguistics and borrowing. Part 3 discusses cultural and linguistic aspects of media discourses.
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Language Contact

Revised edition of a seminal introduction to language contact, providing an overview of the field and its most recent developments.

Author: Yaron Matras

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108425117

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 420

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Revised edition of a seminal introduction to language contact, providing an overview of the field and its most recent developments.
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Language Contact Continuity and Change in the Genesis of Modern Hebrew

The present collection presents detailed case studies of the syntactic evolution of Modern Hebrew, alongside general theoretical discussion, with the aim of bringing the case of Hebrew to the attention of language-contact scholars, while ...

Author: Edit Doron

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027262431

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The emergence of Modern Hebrew as a spoken language constitutes a unique event in modern history: a language which for generations only existed in the written mode underwent a process popularly called “revival”, acquiring native speakers and becoming a language spoken for everyday use. Despite the attention it has drawn, this particular case of language-shift, which differs from the better-documented cases of creoles and mixed languages, has not been discussed within the framework of the literature on contact-induced change. The linguistic properties of the process have not been systematically studied, and the status of the emergent language as a (dis)continuous stage of its historical sources has not been evaluated in the context of other known cases of language shift. The present collection presents detailed case studies of the syntactic evolution of Modern Hebrew, alongside general theoretical discussion, with the aim of bringing the case of Hebrew to the attention of language-contact scholars, while bringing the insights of the literature on language contact to help shed light on the case of Hebrew.
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Routledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics

Languages in contact and contrast. Berlin and New York. Lehiste, I. 1988. Lectures on language contact. Cambridge, MA. Li'ldi, G. (ed.) 1992.

Author: Hadumod Bussmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134630387

Category: Foreign Language Study

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The Routledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics is a unique reference work for students and teachers of linguistics. The highly regarded second edition of the Lexikon der Sprachwissenschaft by Hadumod Bussmann has been specifically adapted by a team of over thirty specialist linguists to form the most comprehensive and up-to-date work of its kind in the English language. In over 2,500 entries, the Dictionary provides an exhaustive survey of the key terminology and languages of more than 30 subdisciplines of linguistics. With its term-based approach and emphasis on clear analysis, it complements perfectly Routledge's established range of reference material in the field of linguistics.
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Language Contact and Change in Mesoamerica and Beyond

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, ...

Author: Karen Dakin

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027265715

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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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.
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Turkic Languages in Contact

The third mechanism of change , by contrast , involves adoption of actual linguistic surface items from the contact language , substituting a class of ...

Author: Hendrik Boeschoten

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 3447052120

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 261

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The volume contains contributions on contact-induced language change in situations in which one of the languages is a Turkic one. Most papers deal with cases of long-standing language contact. The geographic areas covered include the Balkans (Macedonian Turkish, Gagauz), Western Europe (Turkish-German, Turkish-Dutch contacts), Central Europe (Karaim), Turkey (Turkish-Kurdish, Turkish-Greek contacts, Old Ottoman Turkish), Iran (Turkic-Iranian contacts) and Siberia (Yakut-Tungusic contacts). The contributions focus on various phenomena of code interaction and on various types of structural changes in different contact settings. Several authors employ the Code Copying Model, which is presented in some detail in one of the articles.
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Salar

This is a detailed fieldwork-based study of Salar, a mixed, unwritten language of Turkic origin spoken in Northwestern China.

Author: Arienne M. Dwyer

Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag

ISBN: 3447040912

Category: Foreign Language Study

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This is a detailed fieldwork-based study of Salar, a mixed, unwritten language of Turkic origin spoken in Northwestern China. Due to its geographic isolation it has become an important object of research for language contact and creolization, since both its dialects have diverged sharply under the influence of Sino-Tibetan and other Turkic languages, incorporating many Chinese and Tibetan elements. The work emphasizes diachrony, and contains an overview of the origins and history of the Salars and their language. The phonemic inventory, synchronic and diachronic phonology, syllable structure, and areal features (obstruent voicing and consonantal preaspiration) are presented and analyzed.
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Language Acquisition and Contact in the Iberian Peninsula

The idea of an acceleration of language change in a language contact ... In contrast to Silva-Corvalán's (1994) proposal, the overextension of estar was not ...

Author: Alejandro Cuza

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501509988

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The Spanish language is spoken by an estimated 477 million people worldwide. This volume focuses on the contact between Spanish and other language varieties, including Catalan, Portuguese and Galician in the Spanish Peninsula. The book explores the characteristics of such language contact situations from structural, developmental, societal and cognitive perspectives.
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Language contact in the British Isles

Proceedings of the Eighth International Symposium on Language Contact in Europe, ... The contrast between dental fricatives and alveolar stops as in ...

Author: Per Sture Ureland

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783111678658

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Over the past few decades, the book series Linguistische Arbeiten [Linguistic Studies], comprising over 500 volumes, has made a significant contribution to the development of linguistic theory both in Germany and internationally. The series will continue to deliver new impulses for research and maintain the central insight of linguistics that progress can only be made in acquiring new knowledge about human languages both synchronically and diachronically by closely combining empirical and theoretical analyses. To this end, we invite submission of high-quality linguistic studies from all the central areas of general linguistics and the linguistics of individual languages which address topical questions, discuss new data and advance the development of linguistic theory.
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A Companion to Ancient Near Eastern Languages

1:3 – entirely dissimilar and pointing to a comparable degree of language contact. By contrast, the ratio of loanwords attested in Middle vs.

Author: Rebecca Hasselbach-Andee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119193890

Category: History

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Covers the major languages, language families, and writing systems attested in the Ancient Near East Filled with enlightening chapters by noted experts in the field, this book introduces Ancient Near Eastern (ANE) languages and language families used during the time period of roughly 3200 BCE to the second century CE in the areas of Egypt, the Levant, eastern Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Iran. In addition to providing grammatical sketches of the respective languages, the book focuses on socio-linguistic questions such as language contact, diglossia, the development of literary standard languages, and the development of diplomatic languages or “linguae francae.” It also addresses the interaction of Ancient Near Eastern languages with each other and their roles within the political and cultural systems of ANE societies. Presented in five parts, The Companion to Ancient Near Eastern Languages provides readers with in-depth chapter coverage of the writing systems of ANE, starting with their decipherment. It looks at the emergence of cuneiform writing; the development of Egyptian writing in the fourth and early third millennium BCI; and the emergence of alphabetic scripts. The book also covers many of the individual languages themselves, including Sumerian, Egyptian, Akkadian, Hittite, Pre- and Post-Exilic Hebrew, Phoenician, Ancient South Arabian, and more. Provides an overview of all major language families and writing systems used in the Ancient Near East during the time period from the beginning of writing (approximately 3200 BCE) to the second century CE (end of cuneiform writing) Addresses how the individual languages interacted with each other and how they functioned in the societies that used them Written by leading experts on the languages and topics The Companion to Ancient Near Eastern Languages is an ideal book for undergraduate students and scholars interested in Ancient Near Eastern cultures and languages or certain aspects of these languages.
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Glottodidactica

Ways with words : Language , life , and work in communities and classrooms . ... Languages in contact and contrast -- essays in contact linguistics .

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ISBN: IND:30000026242705

Category: Applied linguistics

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Early Germanic Languages in Contact

His polygenesis in Middle and Upper German was in direct contrast to sound substitution proposed by the followers of spread theories, who overemphasized the ...

Author: John Ole Askedal

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9789027268235

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This volume contains revised and, in some cases, extended versions of twelve of the fourteen lectures read at the conference on “Early Germanic Languages in Contact” held at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense on 22-23 August 2013 – with a paper and a review article added at the end on themes pertaining to the aim and scope of the symposium. All papers cover central aspects of the early contact between Germanic and some of its Indo-European and non-Indo-European linguistic neighbours; and, in certain cases, aspects involving internal Germanic language contact.
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Case marking in Contact

In contrast with these contact language situations, this type of morphology is striking in its presence in some mixed languages. Matras (2003) suggests that ...

Author: Felicity Meakins

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027252616

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Until recently, mixed languages were considered an oddity of contact linguistics, with debates about whether or not they actually existed stifling much descriptive work or discussion of their origins. These debates have shifted from questioning their existence to a focus on their formation, and their social and structural features. This book aims to advance our understanding of how mixed languages evolve by introducing a substantial corpus from a newly-described mixed language, Gurindji Kriol. Gurindji Kriol is spoken by the Gurindji people who live at Kalkaringi in northern Australia and is the result of pervasive code-switching practices. Although Gurindji Kriol bears some resemblance to both of its source languages, it uses the forms from these languages to function within a unique system. This book focuses on one structural aspect of Gurindji Kriol, case morphology, which is from Gurindji, but functions in ways that differ from its source.
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Information Structuring of Spoken Language from a Cross linguistic Perspective

contrast. From a general language contact perspective, finiteness contrasts (plus/minus finite) have been implicitly viewed as a kind of morphosyntactic ...

Author: M. M. Jocelyne Fernandez-Vest

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110368758

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Information structure and the organization of oral texts have been rarely studied crosslinguistically. This book contains studies of the grammatical organization of information in languages from different areas (e.g. Amazonian, Finno-Ugric, South-Asian) from a variety of theoretical angles. It will be a valuable resource for researchers investigating the interaction of morphosyntax and discourse in familiar and less familiar languages.
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