3. Cultures and Languages in Contact: Towards a Typology

  1. Christina Bratt Paulston,
  2. Scott F. Kiesling and
  3. Elizabeth S. Rangel
  1. John Edwards

Published Online: 22 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118247273.ch3

The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication

The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication

How to Cite

Edwards, J. (2012) Cultures and Languages in Contact: Towards a Typology, in The Handbook of Intercultural Discourse and Communication (eds C. B. Paulston, S. F. Kiesling and E. S. Rangel), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118247273.ch3

Editor Information

  1. University of Pittsburgh, USA

Author Information

  1. St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162722

Online ISBN: 9781118247273

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Keywords:

  • cultures and languages in contact, towards a typology;
  • the typological thrust, culture and language contact;
  • White's (1987) approach, to geographic typology;
  • unique, non-unique, local-only, minorities;
  • geographical contexts of cultural contact;
  • ecology-of-language approach;
  • Haugen's approach, of language status and intimacy;
  • ethnolinguistic-vitality treatment, that of Giles and co-workers;
  • comprehensive typological model;
  • approaching situations, of cultural and linguistic contact

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Typological Thrust

  • Geographical Beginnings

  • Beyond Geography

  • Linguistic Categorization: The Work of Charles Ferguson and William Stewart

  • Languages and Communities: The Work of Heinz Kloss

  • Language Ecology: The Work of Einar Haugen

  • Ethnolinguistic Vitality: The Work of Howard Giles

  • Ecology Revisited: The Work of Harald Haarmann

  • Some Further Insights

  • A New Approach: Introductory Remarks

  • The Dimensions of a Comprehensive Typological Model

  • Concluding Comments

  • Bibliography