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The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

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Title: Grammars in Contact
Subtitle: A Cross-Linguistic Typology
Written By: Chia-jung Pan
R. M. W. Dixon
URL: http://www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199207831
Series Title: Explorations in Linguistic Typology
Description:

The present volume examines the ways in which linguistic traits may change
in a contact situation. It contains an encyclopaedic introduction, which
sets out a general theory of contact-induced change, and twelve subsequent
chapters, which analyse the effects of language contact on grammatical
systems in a variety of languages belonging to different geographical areas
and diverse types.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Syntax
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0199207836
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 376
Prices: U.K. £ 60.00