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LINGUIST List 23.2787

Wed Jun 20 2012

Books: Grammatical Replication and Borrowability in Language Contact: Wiemer, Wälchli, Hansen (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 20-Jun-2012
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Grammatical Replication and Borrowability in Language Contact: Wiemer, Wälchli, Hansen (Eds)
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Title: Grammatical Replication and Borrowability in Language Contact
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM] 242
Published: 2012
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
                http://www.degruyter.com/mouton

Book URL: thttp://www.degruyter.com/view/product/181126?format=G

Editor: Bjorn Wiemer
Editor: Bernhard Wälchli
Editor: Björn Hansen
Electronic: ISBN: 9783110271973 Pages: 670 Price: Europe EURO 129.95
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110270099 Pages: 670 Price: Europe EURO 129.95
Abstract:

The volume presents new insights into two basic theoretical issues hotly
debated in recent work on grammaticalization and language contact:
grammatical replication and grammatical borrowability. The key issues are: How
can grammatical replication be distinguished from other, superficially similar
processes of contact-induced linguistic change, and under what conditions does
it take place? Are there grammatical morphemes or constructions that are more
easily borrowed than others, and how can language contact account for areal
biases in the borrowing (vs. calquing) of grammatical formatives? The book is a
major contribution to the ongoing theoretical discussion concerning the
relationship between grammaticalization and language contact on a broad
empirical basis.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Language Contact
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng)

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