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Contact linguistics : bilingual encounters and grammatical outcomes

Author: Carol Myers-Scotton
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contact Linguistics provides an account of contact outcome theories, including the author's own. It has coursebook potential for advanced undergraduates and graduates.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Myers-Scotton
ISBN: 0198299524 9780198299523 0198299532 9780198299530
OCLC Number: 48532853
Description: xiv, 342 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: General premises in the theoretical orientation --
The Matrix Language Frame model and its setting --
The 4-M model --
The Abstract Level model --
Implications for a model of language production --
How proficiency figures in --
Competence and performance --
The coming chapters --
The Roots of Language Contact --
Factors favoring adding a language --
Bilingual competence --
The costs and rewards of bilingualism in the international arena --
Motivations to become bilingual --
Bilingualism and language-use patterns --
Language shift --
Structural results of bilingualism and language shift --
Explaining the Models and Their Uses --
Clarifying the MLF model --
Content vs. system morphemes --
What the 4-M model adds --
The MLF model plus the 4-M model: revisiting classic codeswitching --
The Abstract Level model further explicated --
Codeswitching and convergence --
Considering Problematic Codeswitching Data and Other Approaches --
Bare forms --
Nouns and their determiners when Arabic is the Matrix Language --
Another view: Uniform structure --
Bare nouns without Bantu noun-class prefixes --
Explaining other codeswitching phenomena with the Uniform Structure Principle --
Other lexical categories and system morphemes --
Another case of bare elements: the 'do' construction --
About Embedded Language islands --
Borrowing vs. codeswitching --
Convergence and Attrition --
Convergence areas --
Individual attrition: a social and psycholinguistic view --
An overview of attrition studies --
Supporting my own theoretical assumptions.
Responsibility: Carol Myers-Scotton.
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