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Author: Sarah Grey Thomason
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2001.
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The ideal introduction to language contact for students at all levels. It has been accessibly written by a leading expert in the field.
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Thomason, Sarah Grey.
Language contact.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2001
(OCoLC)654613813
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Grey Thomason
ISBN: 0748607196 9780748607198 0748611665 9780748611669 0878408541 9780878408542
OCLC Number: 47041712
Description: x, 310 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Contact Onsets and Stability --
3. Multilingualism in Nations and Individuals --
4. Contact-Induced Language Change: Results --
5. Linguistic Areas --
6. Contact-Induced Language Change: Mechanisms --
7. Contact Language I: Pidgins and Creoles --
8. Contact Languages II: Other Mixed Languages --
9. Language Death --
10. Endangered Languages --
App. 1. A Map of Some Contact Situations Around the World --
App. 2. Official Languages in the World's Nations.
Responsibility: Sarah G. Thomason.

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Language contact is everywhere: many nations have more than one official language, and quite possibly most people in the world speak two or more languages. What happens to different peoples and to  Read more...

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