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Wed Jul 16 2003

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  1. julia.ulrich, Koineization in Medieval Spanish: Tuten

Message 1: Koineization in Medieval Spanish: Tuten

Date: Wed, 16 Jul 2003 11:53:02 +0000
From: julia.ulrich <>
Subject: Koineization in Medieval Spanish: Tuten

Title: Koineization in Medieval Spanish
Series Title: Contributions to the Sociology of Language
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter		 
Author: Donald N. Tuten, Emory University, Georgia, USA 

Hardback: ISBN: 3110177447, Pages: ix, 345, Price: Euro 78.00 /
 approx. US$ 86.00

How and why do changes happen when and where they do? Is it possible
to explain changes that occurred centuries ago? These are the central
questions addressed in this book, in which the author argues that the
development of numerous features of medieval (and modern) Spanish can
best be explained as the results of koineization, a process in which
mixing among speakers of different dialects leads to the rapid
formation of a new mixed and generally simplified variety. The book
includes a complete introduction to koineization and detailed study of
three stages of dialect mixing in medieval Spanish.

Donald N. Tuten is Assistant Professor at Emory University, Georgia,

>From the Contents:

1. Introduction
2. Koines and koineization
3. The Burgon phase
4. The Toledo phase
5. The Seville phase
6. Conclusions

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