LINGUIST List 23.2787

Wed Jun 20 2012

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

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Date: 20-Jun-2012
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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

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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

The volume presents new insights into two basic theoretical issues hotlydebated in recent work on grammaticalization and language contact:grammatical replication and grammatical borrowability. The key issues are: Howcan grammatical replication be distinguished from other, superficially similarprocesses of contact-induced linguistic change, and under what conditions doesit take place? Are there grammatical morphemes or constructions that are moreeasily borrowed than others, and how can language contact account for arealbiases in the borrowing (vs. calquing) of grammatical formatives? The book is amajor contribution to the ongoing theoretical discussion concerning therelationship between grammaticalization and language contact on a broadempirical basis.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics                             Language Contact                             Syntax
Written In: English (eng)

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