Aspects of Language Contact: New Theoretical, Methodological by Thomas Stolz,Dik Bakker,Rosa Salas Palomo

By Thomas Stolz,Dik Bakker,Rosa Salas Palomo

This edited quantity brings jointly fourteen unique contributions to the on-going debate approximately what's attainable in contact-induced language switch. The authors current a couple of new vistas on language touch which characterize new advancements within the field.

In the 1st a part of the amount, the focal point is on technique and conception. Thomas Stolz defines the learn of Romancisation strategies as a really promising laboratory for language-contact orientated study and theoretical paintings established thereon. The reader is trained in regards to the huge scale tasks on loanword typology within the contribution by way of Martin Haspelmath and on contact-induced grammatical swap performed by means of Jeanette Sakel and Yaron Matras. Christel Stolz stories procedures of gender-assignment to mortgage nouns in German and German-based types. The typology of mortgage verbs is the subject of the contribution by means of Søren Wichmann and Jan Wohlgemuth. within the articles through Wolfgang Wildgen and Klaus Zimmermann, appreciably new methods to the speculation of language touch are recommend: a dynamic version and a constructivism-based conception, respectively.

The moment a part of the quantity is devoted to extra empirically orientated reports which investigate language-contact constellations with a Romance donor language and a non-European recipient language. Spanish-Amerindian (Guaraní, Otomí, Quichua) contacts are investigated within the comparative research through Dik Bakker, Jorge Gómez-Rendón and Ewald Hekking. Peter Bakker and Robert A. Papen speak about the effect exerted via French at the indigenous languages ofCanada. the level of the Portuguese influence at the Amazonian language Kulina is studied by way of Stefan Dienst. John Holm seems to be on the validity of the speculation that certain morphology in general falls sufferer to Creolization methods and attracts his proof as a rule from Portuguese-based Creoles. For Austronesia, borrowings and calques from French nonetheless are an understudied phenomenon. Claire Moyse-Faurie’s contribution to this subject is hence a pioneer’s paintings. equally, Françoise Rose and Odile Renault-Lescure offer us with clean info on language touch in French Guiana. the ultimate article of this assortment by way of Mauro Tosco demonstrates that the Italianization of languages of the previous Italian colonies in East Africa is barely vulnerable.

This quantity presents the reader with new insights on all degrees of language-contact similar reports. the amount addresses specially a readership that has a robust curiosity in language touch often and its repercussions at the phonology, grammar and lexicon of the recipient languages. specialists of Romance language touch, and experts of Amerindian languages, Afro-Asiatic languages, Austronesian languages and Pidgins and Creoles will locate the amount hugely valuable.

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