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Journal Title: Journal of Language Contact
Volume/Issue:   5/2
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/19552629/5/2

Contents

Articles
Two Types of Functional Transfer in Language Contact
Jeff Siegel

Typological constraints on verb integration in two Australian mixed languages
Felicity Meakins & Carmel O’Shannessy

The Phoneme /o/ in Opoja Albanian: Albanian-Slavic Contact and the Slavic Jers
Andrew Dombrowski

A Quantitative Analysis of Code-switching in the Arabic-Romance Kharjas
Juan Antonio Thomas and Lotfi Sayahi

Du contact entre les langues au clivage dans la langue.
Vers une anthropologie renouvelée
Robert Nicolaï

Review Article
John H. McWhorter. 2011. Linguistic simplicity and complexity:
Why do languages undress? Berlin: de Gruyter Mouton
Reviewed by Zygmunt Frajzyngier

Book Reviews
Fida Bizri. Pidgin Madame. Une grammaire de la servitude

Philippe Maurer. The former Portuguese Creole of Batavia and Tugu (Indonesia)

J. Clancy Clements and Shelome Gooden (eds.). Language change in creole languages: grammatical and prosodic considerations

Peter Siemund. Linguistic universals and language variation
Publisher: Brill
Linguistic Field(s): Phonology
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
Typology
 
LL Issue: 23.5141