The Handbook of Language Contact

The Handbook of Language Contact

Editor(s): Raymond Hickey

Published Online: 16 MAR 2010 12:00AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405175807

Online ISBN: 9781444318159

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318159

About this Book

The Handbook of Language Contact offers systematic coverage of the major issues in this field - ranging from the value of contact explanations in linguistics, to the impact of immigration, to dialectology - combining new research from a team of globally renowned scholars, with case studies of numerous languages.

  • An authoritative reference work exploring the major issues in the field of language contact: the study of how language changes when speakers of distinct speech varieties interact
  • Brings together 40 specially-commissioned essays by an international team of scholars
  • Examines language contact in societies which have significant immigration populations, and includes a fascinating cross-section of case studies drawing on languages across the world
  • Accessibly structured into sections exploring the place of contact studies within linguistics as a whole; the value of contact studies for research into language change; and language contact in the context of work on language and society
  • Explores a broad range of topics, making it an excellent resource for both faculty and students across a variety of fields within linguistics

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Contact and Linguistics

  2. Part II: Contact and Change

  3. Part III: Contact and Society

  4. Part IV: Case Studies of Contact

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