LINGUIST List 16.629

Thu Mar 03 2005

Books: Socioling/Typology/Hist Ling: Heine, Kuteva

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        1.    Joyce Reid, Language Contact and Grammatical Change: Heine, Kuteva


Message 1: Language Contact and Grammatical Change: Heine, Kuteva

Date: 15-Feb-2005
From: Joyce Reid <jreidcup.org>
Subject: Language Contact and Grammatical Change: Heine, Kuteva


Title: Language Contact and Grammatical Change
Series Title: Cambridge Approaches to Language Contact

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
http://us.cambridge.org


Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/9780521845748


Author: Bernd Heine, Universität Düsseldorf
Author: Tania Kuteva, Universität Düsseldorf

Hardback: ISBN: 0521845742 Pages: 326 Price: U.S. $ 75.00
Hardback: ISBN: 0521845742 Pages: 326 Price: U.K. £ 40.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0521608287 Pages: 326 Price: U.S. $ 32.99
Paperback: ISBN: 0521608287 Pages: 326 Price: U.K. £ 18.99


Abstract:

The phenomenon of language contact, and how it affects the structure of
languages, has been of great interest to linguists in recent years. This
pioneering new study looks at how grammatical forms and structures evolve
when speakers of two languages come into contact, and offers an interesting
new insight into the mechanism that induces people to transfer grammatical
structures from one language to another. Drawing on findings from languages
all over the world, Language Contact and Grammatical Change shows that the
transfer of linguistic material across languages is quite regular and
follows universal patterns of grammaticalization - contrary to previous
claims that it is a fairly irregular process - and argues that internal and
external explanations of language structure and change are in no way
mutually exclusive. Engaging and informative, this book will be of great
interest to sociolinguists, linguistic anthropologists, and all those
working on grammaticalization, language contact, and language change.



1. The framework
2. On replicating use patterns
3. Grammaticalization
4. Typological change
5. On linguistic areas
6. Limits of replication
7. Conclusions


Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Typology


Written In: English (ENG)

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