Author: Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald
Author: R. M. W. Dixon
Hardback: ISBN: 0199207836 Pages: 376 Price: U.K. £ 60.00
The present volume examines the ways in which linguistic traits may change in a contact situation. It contains an encyclopaedic introduction, which sets out a general theory of contact-induced change, and twelve subsequent chapters, which analyse the effects of language contact on grammatical systems in a variety of languages belonging to different geographical areas and diverse types.