LINGUIST List 32.1594

Fri May 07 2021

FYI: Contact, Structure, and Change: A Festschrift in Honor of Sarah G. Thomason

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 03-May-2021
From: Anna Babel <>
Subject: Contact, Structure, and Change: A Festschrift in Honor of Sarah G. Thomason
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We delighted to announce the publication of the edited volume "Contact, Structure, Change: A Festschrift in honor of Sarah G. Thomason", edited by Anna M. Babel and Mark A. Sicoli. The volume includes a preface by Pam Beddor & Robin Queen and a wonderful group of papers by Carmel O'Shannessy, Marlyse Baptista, Anna Fenyvesi, Marianne Mithun, Nico Baier, Lucy Thomason, Lyle Campbell, Alan Vogel, Eric Campbell, and the late Pieter Muysken.

The volume is open-access digital at the following link and orders for print copies (at $24.95) can be placed at the same link.

Contact, Structure, and Change addresses the classic problem of how and why languages change over time through the lens of two uniquely productive and challenging perspectives: the study of language contact and the study of Indigenous American languages. Each chapter in the volume draws from a distinct theoretical positioning, ranging from documentation and description, to theoretical syntax, to creole languages and sociolinguistics. This volume acts as a Festschrift honoring Sarah G. Thomason, a long-time professor at the University of Michigan, whose career spans the disciplines of historical linguistics, contact linguistics, and Native American studies. This conversation among distinguished scholars who have been influenced by Thomason extends and in some cases refracts the questions her work addresses through a collection of studies that speak to the enduring puzzles of language change.

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Typology

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