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Title: Language Contact and Contact Languages
Edited By: Peter Siemund
Noemi Kintana
Series Title: Hamburg Studies on Multilingualism 7

This new volume on language contact and contact languages presents
cutting-edge research by distinguished scholars in the field as well as by
highly talented newcomers. It has two principal aims: to analyze language
contact from different perspectives - notably those of language typology,
diachronic linguistics, language acquisition and translation studies; and
to describe, explain, and elaborate on universal constraints on language
contact. The individual chapters offer systematic comparisons of a wealth
of contact situations and the book as a whole makes a valuable contribution
to deepening our understanding of contact-induced language change. With its
broad approach, this work will be welcomed by scholars of many different

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9027219273
ISBN-13: 9789027219275
Prices: Europe EURO 75.00
U.S. $ 113.00