The Oxford Handbook of Language Contact

The Oxford Handbook of Language Contact

by Anthony P. Grant

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Every language has been influenced in some way by other languages. In many cases, this influence is reflected in words which have been absorbed from other languages as the names for newer items or ideas, such as perestroika, manga, or intifada (from Russian, Japanese, and Arabic respectively). In other cases, the influence of other languages goes deeper, and includes the addition of new sounds, grammatical forms, and idioms to the pre-existing language. For example, English's structure has been shaped in such a way by the effects of Norse, French, Latin, and Celtic--though English is not alone in its openness to these influences. Any features can potentially be transferred from one language to another if the sociolinguistic and structural circumstances allow for it. Further, new languages--pidgins, creoles, and mixed languages--can come into being as the result of language contact. In thirty-three chapters, The Oxford Handbook of Language Contact examines the various forms of contact-induced linguistic change and the levels of language which have provided instances of these influences. In addition, it provides accounts of how language contact has affected some twenty languages, spoken and signed, from all parts of the world. Chapters are written by experts and native-speakers from years of research and fieldwork. Ultimately, this Handbook provides an authoritative account of the possibilities and products of contact-induced linguistic change.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190876906
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 01/10/2020
Series: Oxford Handbooks
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 864
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Anthony P. Grant is Professor of Historical Linguistics and Language Contact at Edge Hill University. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages and has published articles and reviews (mostly in English, with others in Spanish, German, and Bulgarian) in numerous linguistic journals. He is co-director of the World Loanword Series and has published four books (three linguistic and one non-linguistic) and over a hundred articles, chapters, and reviews. His research interests include issues in language contact, the languages of Native America, Romani, pidgins and creoles, and developments in historical linguistics.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction and conspectus: What is language contact or CILC?: Anthony P. Grant, Edge Hill University. Part 1: Language Contact and Linguistic Theory Chapter 2 Theories of language contact: Donald Winford, Ohio State University Chapter 3 Phonetics, phonology and CILC: Thomas Klein, late, Georgia Southern University, E-Ching Ng, Yale University, and Anthony Grant, Edge Hill University Chapter 4 Morphology and CILC: Francesco Gardani, Universität Zürich. Chapter 5 Syntax and CILC: Malcolm Ross, Australian National University. Chapter 6 Semantics and CILC: Brian Mott and Natalia Laso, Universidat de Barcelona Chapter 7 Sociolinguistic, sociological and sociocultural approaches to CILC: Graham Thurgood, CSU-Chico Chapter 8 The role of code-mixing and code-switching in CILC: Ad Backus, U of Tilburg Chapter 9 First and second language acquisition and CILC: Eva Eppler and Gabriel Ozón, U of Roehampton and U of Sheffield Chapter 10 CILC and endangered languages: analysis and documentation: Alexandra Aikhenvald, James Cook University Chapter 11 Pidgins: Mikael Parkvall, University of Stockholm Chapter 12 Creoles: John McWhorter, Columbia University Chapter 13 Mixed languages: Norval Smith, University of Vienna, and Anthony Grant, Edge Hill University Part 2: Language Contact in Several Languages Chapter 14 Irish: Raymond Hickey, University of Duisburg-Essen Chapter 15 Welsh: Clive Grey, Edge Hill University (retired) Chapter 16 English: Joan Beal, Emerita, University of Sheffield, and Mark Faulkner, Trinity College Dublin. Chapter 17 Spanish: Miriam Bouzouita, University of Ghent Chapter 18 Tagdal: Carlos M. Benítez-Torres, Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand Chapter 19 Goemai: Birgit Hellwig. La Trobe University Chapter 20 Berber: Lameen Souag, CNRS-LACITO, Paris Chapter 21 Ossetic: Oleg Belyaev, Lomonosov State University Moscow Chapter 22 Neo-Aramaic: Eleanor Coghill, University of Uppsala Chapter 23 Malayalam: P. Sreekumar, Dravidian University Chapter 24 Korean: Ho-min Sohn, University of Hawai'i at Manoa Chapter 25 Khmer: John Haiman, Macalester College Chapter 26 Warlpiri and Light Warlpiri: Carmel O'Shannessy, University of Michigan Chapter 27 Tok Pisin: Adam Blaxter Paliwala, University of Sydney. Chapter 28 Reef Island languages, Åshild Næss, University of Oslo Chapter 29 Eskimo/Aleut: Anna Berge, University of Alaska-Fairbanks. Chapter 30 Lower Mississippi as a linguistic area: David Kaufman, independent scholar Chapter 31 American Sign Language: David Quinto-Pozos and Robert Adam, Gallaudet University Chapter 32 Guaraní: Jorge Gomez-Rendón, University of Amsterdam Chapter 33 Cape Verdean Creole, Marlyse Baptista, University of Michigan

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