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The Cambridge Handbook of Language Contact 2 Volume Hardback Set (Books & other media combined)

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Language contact - the linguistic and social outcomes of two or more languages coming into contact with each other - has been pervasive in human history. Whether or not we are aware of it, we as humans always deal with language contact. Bringing together contributions from an international team of scholars, this two-volume Handbook represents the state-of-the-art in the field of language contact. The first volume focuses on population movement and language change, and the second volume looks at multilingualism and population structure. Each of the two volumes start with an introduction outlining the history of the research in the field. They are then organised into thematic parts, and cover the processes, theoretical issues and outcomes involved in a range of language contact situations worldwide. Easy-to-read yet wide-ranging in scope, the Handbook is essential reading for anybody interested in how people behave linguistically in multilingual or multilectal settings.

Languages with Grant & CutlerLearning & Reference By SubjectSociolinguisticsLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguistics Publisher: Cambridge University Press Publication Date: 30/06/2022 ISBN-13: 9781107174870  Details: Type: Books & other media combined Format: Books
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Salikoko S. Mufwene is the Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Service Professor of Linguistics at the University of Chicago. His current research is on the phylogenetic emergence and speciation of languages, and on language vitality. His books include The Ecology of Language Evolution (CUP, 2001), Iberian Imperialism and Language Evolution in Latin America (U of Chicago Press, 2014), and Bridging Linguistics and Economics (CUP, 2020). He is the founding editor of Cambridge Approaches to Language Contact. Anna Maria Escobar is Professor Emerita at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Through the study of grammatical change, her work focuses on the emergence of contact-induced linguistic outcomes and minoritized Spanish varieties. Her long-term project focuses on the making of Andean Spanish, with colonial and post-colonial corpora.

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