LINGUIST List 30.4523

Fri Nov 29 2019

Books: Language Contact and Change in Chinese: Cao, Yu (eds.)

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Date: 11-Nov-2019
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Subject: Language Contact and Change in Chinese: Cao, Yu (eds.)
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Title: Language Contact and Change in Chinese
Series Title: Trends in Chinese Linguistics
Published: 2019
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton

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Editor: Guangshun Cao
Editor: Hsiao-jung Yu
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110610062 Pages: 255 Price: U.S. $ 114.99

Tracing contact-induced features in Chinese from the 3rd century to the present day.

Second language acquisition is one of the key modes of language contact in history of the Chinese language.

The book sheds light on the fascinating evolution of contact-induced grammatical features in Chinese syntax. For more than two thousand years, Chinese has been in large scale language contact with languages such as Sanskrit, Mongolian, and Manchurian. Originally published in Chinese in renowned academic journals, the contributions are made available for the first time to the English speaking world.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
Areal Regions: East Asian

Written In: English (eng)

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