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Title: Language Contact, Variation, and Change
Edited By: Janne Heikkinen
Terence Odlin
Jussi Niemi
Series Title: Studies in Languages, vol. 32

Contents: Endre Brunstad, Purism towards English: A comparative analysis of language planning in the Nordic language communities - Wolfgang U. Dressler, What is the core of morphology? - Zsuzsa Duray, Sociolinguistic considerations of extralinguistic factors determining language death in the Nganasan minority community of Russia - Sirkka-Liisa Hahmo & Tette Hofstra, Echoes from early bilingualism round the Baltic Sea: Germanic influences on the Balto-Finnic lexicon - Panu Hallamaa, Fieldwork among speakers of endangered languages: Methodology, reality and social advocacy - Helena Halmari, Case-assignment and adverbials in Finnish-English bilingual sentences - Anu-Reet Hausenberg, Language affinity and language contacts in the history of settlement of Northeast Europe - Jan Heegaard, Variational patterns in vowel length in Kalashamon - Pekka A. Hirvonen, The Finnish-American language shift - Ossi Kokko, Loss and maintenance of linguistic features in language attrition - Ago Knnap, Radically renewing Uralistics and the Siberian contact area of the Uralic languages - Minna-Liisa Mathalt, Strategies of interpretation - Terence Odlin, An army, a navy, and Ebonics - Esa Penttil, Marja Nenonen & Jussi Niemi, Cultural and biological bases of idioms: A crosslinguistic study - Helka Riionheimo, Morphological attrition and interference in language contact: Sketching a framework - Ilkka Savijrvi, Cognate languages in contact: Ingria - where four Baltic-Finnic languages meet.

Publication Year: 1998
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Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9517087454
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 286pp
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