Close
Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Search
Language Dispersal, Diversification, and Contact C
Foyalty 225

Language Dispersal, Diversification, and Contact C (Hardback)

£75.00
Pre-order for despatch on publication.

Synopsis

This book addresses the complex question of how and why languages have spread across the globe: why do we find large language families distributed over a wide area in some regions, while elsewhere we find clusters of very small families or language isolates? What roles have agriculture, geography, climate, ethnic identity, and language ideologies played in language spread? In this volume, international experts in the field provide new answers to these and related

questions, drawing on the increasingly large databases available and on novel analytical research techniques.



The first part of the volume outlines some general issues and approaches in the study of language dispersal, diversification, and contact. In the rest of the volume, chapters compare the language and population histories of three major regions - Island Southeast Asia/Oceania, Africa, and South America - which show particularly interesting contrasts in the distribution of languages and language families. The volume is interdisciplinary in approach, with insights from archaeology, genetics,

anthropology, and geography, and will be of interest to a wide range of scholars interested in language diversity and contact.

Languages with Grant & CutlerLearning & Reference By SubjectSociolinguisticsLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsHistorical & comparative linguisticsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesAnthropologySocial & cultural anthropology Publisher: Oxford University Press Publication Date: 07/08/2020 ISBN-13: 9780198723813  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Pre-order for despatch on publication. Pre-Order

Mily Crevels is Senior University Lecturer in Linguistics at Leiden University. Her main research interests are the indigenous languages of South America, especially in the Guapore-Mamore and Gran Chaco regions, language documentation, and linguistic typology. She is the co-founder and editor of the series 'Studies in the Indigenous Languages of the Americas' (Brill) and has edited multiple books on the native languages of South America Pieter Muysken is Professor of Linguistics at Radboud University Nijmegen. His main research interests are Andean languages, Creole languages, and language contact, and his current work focuses on language contact and language history in South America. His books include Bilingual Speech: A Typology of Code-Mixing (CUP, 2000), The Languages of the Andes (with Willem Adelaar; CUP, 2004) and Functional Categories (CUP, 2008). Mily Crevels and Pieter Muysken are the editors of the four-volume work Lenguas de Bolivia (Plural, 2009-2015) and of South American Indigenous Languages: Four Descriptive Studies (Brill, forthcoming).

More books by Mily Crevels

More books by Pieter Muysken

Leave Review

Delivery

Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery Free Free 3-5 Days
UK First Class £3.75 £0.00 1-2 Days
Delivery to a Foyles Bookshop Free Free From 2 hours
Click and Collect Free Free From 2 hours - Individual item delivery times given at checkout
UK Courier £7.95 £0.00 1 Working Day
Western Europe**Airmail £9.00 £1.00 7-8 Days
Rest of World Airmail £12.50 £1.00 7-10 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Click and Collect is available for all our shops; collection times will vary depending on availability of items. Individual despatch times for each item will be given at checkout.

Special delivery items

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.

Animator's Survival Kit

For delivery charges for the Animator's Survival Kit please click here.

 

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

The Linguistic Anthropologies of ...
(Hardback)
Michael Hadzantonis
 
 
£105.00
 
Sociolinguistics: a resource book for...
(Paperback)
Meredith Marra
 
 
£19.99
 
Sociolinguistics: a resource book for...
(Hardback)
Meredith Marra
 
 
£70.00
 
Sociological Approaches to ...
(Hardback)
Moira Inghilleri
 
 
£105.00
 
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close