Date: 18-Dec-2007 From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com> Subject: Grammatical Borrowing in Cross-Linguistic Perspective: Matras, Sakel (Eds) E-mail this message to a friend
Title: Grammatical Borrowing in Cross-Linguistic Perspective
Series Title: Empirical Approaches to Language Typology [EALT] 38
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
Editor: Yaron Matras
Editor: Jeannette Sakel
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110196283 Pages: 598 Price: Europe EURO 118.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110196283 Pages: 598 Price: U.S. $ 165.00 Comment: for orders placed in North America
The book contains 30 descriptive chapters dealing with a specific language contact situation. The chapters follow a uniform organisation format, being the narrative version of a standard comprehensive questionnaire previously distributed to all authors. The questionnaire targets systematically the possibility of contact influence/grammatical borrowing in a full range of categories. The uniform structure facilitates a comparison among the chapters and the languages covered. The introduction describes the setup of the questionnaire and the methodology of the approach, along with a survey of the difficulties of sampling in contact linguistics. Two evaluative chapters, each authored by one of the co-editors, draws general conclusions from the volume as a whole (one in relation to borrowed grammatical categories and meaningful hierarchies, the other in relation to the distribution of Matter and Pattern replication).
Keywords Language Contact, Language Typology
Readership Research Libraries, Researchers and Advanced Students of Linguistics, especially Typology
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