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Title: Contact Languages
Subtitle: A Comprehensive Guide
Edited By: Yaron Matras
Peter Bakker
URL: http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/207785?format=G
Series Title: Language Contact and Bilingualism [LCB] 6
Description:

This volume deals with several types of contact languages: pidgins, creoles, mixed languages, and multi-ethnolects. It also approaches contact languages from two perspectives: an historical linguistic perspective, more specifically from a viewpoint of genealogical linguistics, language descent and linguistic family tree models; and a sociolinguistic perspective, identifying specific social contexts in which contact languages emerge.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Language Contact
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781614514763
Pages: 441
Prices: Europe EURO 129.95

 
 
Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9781614513711
Pages: 441
Prices: Europe EURO 129.95