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The Mixed Language Debate : Theoretical and Empirical Advances

Author: Peter Bakker; Yaron Matras
Publisher: Berlin, New York : Mouton de Gruyter, 2008.
Series: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs, 145
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Mixed Language Debate.
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"Mixed Languages are speech varieties that arise in bilingual settings, often as markers of ethnic separateness. They combine structures inherited from different parent languages, often resulting in odd and unique splits that present a challenge to theories of contact-induced change as well as genetic classification. This collection of articles is devoted to the theoretical and empirical controversies that surround  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Bakker; Yaron Matras
ISBN: 3110177765 9783110177763
OCLC Number: 853242706
Description: Online-Ressource
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
The study of mixed languages --
Social factors and linguistic processes in the --
emergence of stable mixed languages --
Mixed languages and acts of identity: An --
evolutionary approach --
What lies beneath: Split (mixed) languages as --
contact phenomena --
Mixed languages as autonomous systems --
Mixed languages: Re-examining the structural --
prototype --
Language contact and group identity: The role of --
"folk" linguistic engineering --
The linguistic properties of lexical manipulation --
and its relevance for Ma'á --
Can a mixed language be conventionalized --
alternational codeswitching? --
Not quite the right mixture: Chamorro and Malti as --
candidates for the status of mixed language --
Backmatter.
Series Title: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs, 145
Responsibility: edited by Yaron Matras, Peter Bakker.
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Abstract:

"Mixed Languages are speech varieties that arise in bilingual settings, often as markers of ethnic separateness. They combine structures inherited from different parent languages, often resulting in odd and unique splits that present a challenge to theories of contact-induced change as well as genetic classification. This collection of articles is devoted to the theoretical and empirical controversies that surround the study of Mixed Languages. Issues include definitions and prototypes, similarities and differences to other contact languages such as pidgins and creoles, the role of codeswitching in the emergence of Mixed Languages, the role of deliberate and conscious mixing, the question of the existence of a Mixed Language continuum, and the position of Mixed Languages in general models of language change and contact-induced change in particular. An introductory chapter surveys the current study of Mixed Languages. Contributors include leading historical linguists, contact linguists and typologists, among them Carol Myers-Scotton, Sarah Grey Thomason, William Croft, Thomas Stolz, Maarten Mous, Ad Backus, Evgeniy Golovko, Peter Bakker, Yaron Matras."

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