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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Language Contact and Contact Languages
Edited By: Peter Siemund
Noemi Kintana
URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=HSM%207
Series Title: Hamburg Studies on Multilingualism 7
Description:

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
persuasions.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: John Benjamins
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Typology
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ISBN: 9027219273
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