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From linguistic areas to areal linguistics

Author: Pieter Muysken
Publisher: Amsterdam ˜[u.a.]œ John Benjamins Pub. Co. Birmingham, AL, USA EBSCO Industries, Inc. 2008
Series: Studies in language companion series, v. 90
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From linguistic areas to areal linguistics explores language description and typology in terms of areal background, presenting case studies in areal linguistics. Some concern well-established linguistic areas such as the Balkan, other regions such as East Nusantara (Indonesia) and the Guapore-Mamore (Amazon) regions have never before been studied in an areal perspective, and yet other areas are involved in current  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Pieter Muysken
ISBN: 9789027291363 9027291365 9027231001 9789027231000 1282152033 9781282152038
OCLC Number: 703222702
Accession No: (DE-599)HEB420657274 (OCoLC)703222702
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (293 pages) Illustrations, maps.
Contents: 1. Editor and contributing authors; 2. 1. Introduction: Conceptual and methodological issues in areal linguistics (by Muysken, Pieter); 3. 2. The problem of the Caucasian Sprachbund. (by Chirikba, Viacheslav); 4. 3. East Nusantara as a linguistic area (by Klamer, Marian A.F.); 5. 4. The Guapore-Mamore region as a linguistic area (by Crevels, Mily); 6. 5. An integrated areal-typological approach: Local convergence and morphosyntactic features in the Balkan Sprachbund (by Miseska Tomic, Olga); 7. 6. Zhuang: A Tai language with some Sinitic characteristics. Postverbal 'can' in Zhuang, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Lao (by Sybesma, Rint); 8. Language index; 9. Author index; 10. Subject index; 11. Place index
Series Title: Studies in language companion series, v. 90
Responsibility: edited by Pieter Muysken

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From linguistic areas to areal linguistics explores language description and typology in terms of areal background, presenting case studies in areal linguistics. Some concern well-established linguistic areas such as the Balkan, other regions such as East Nusantara (Indonesia) and the Guapore-Mamore (Amazon) regions have never before been studied in an areal perspective, and yet other areas are involved in current debates. The insight has gained ground that languages owe many of their characteristics to the languages they are in contact with over time. Yet the nature of these areal influences.

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