Contact Languages
23%
off

Contact Languages : A Comprehensive Guide

4 (2 ratings by Goodreads)
Edited by  , Edited by 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas Expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas

Description

This volume deals with several types of contact languages: pidgins, creoles, mixed languages, and multi-ethnolects. It also approaches contact languages from two perspectives: an historical linguistic perspective, more specifically from a viewpoint of genealogical linguistics, language descent and linguistic family tree models; and a sociolinguistic perspective, identifying specific social contexts in which contact languages emerge.
show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 451 pages
  • 155 x 230 x 30.48mm | 800g
  • de Gruyter Mouton
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 13 Tables, black and white; b/w line drawings
  • 1614514763
  • 9781614514763
  • 2,926,871

Review Text

"This collection forms an exhaustive volume on contact languages in a way that not only thoroughly summarizes and challenges traditional theories and models pertaining to this field of study, but also provides newer approaches to analyzing contact languages, their origins, and methods of classification, and as such, lays the framework for further investigation on contact languages."Farah Ali in: www.linguistlist.org 08/2017 This is an important book, which should be consulted by all scholars of language contact for the state of art on the study of extraordinary/exceptional results due to intensive and unusual language contacts. Creoles are amog these unusual cases, but they are hardly the only kind; the up-to-the-minute chapters here on pidgins, mixed languages, and multiethnoletics ought now be treated as gold standard references."John McWorther in: Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 34/1 (2019), 171-177
show more

Review quote

"This collection forms an exhaustive volume on contact languages in a way that not only thoroughly summarizes and challenges traditional theories and models pertaining to this field of study, but also provides newer approaches to analyzing contact languages, their origins, and methods of classification, and as such, lays the framework for further investigation on contact languages."
Farah Ali in: www.linguistlist.org 08/2017

This is an important book, which should be consulted by all scholars of language contact for the state of art on the study of extraordinary/exceptional results due to intensive and unusual language contacts. Creoles are amog these unusual cases, but they are hardly the only kind; the up-to-the-minute chapters here on pidgins, mixed languages, and multiethnoletics ought now be treated as gold standard references."
John McWorther in: Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages 34/1 (2019), 171-177
show more

About Peter Bakker

Yaron Matras, University of Manchester, UK; Peter Bakker, Aarhus University, Denmark.
show more

Rating details

2 ratings
4 out of 5 stars
5 50% (1)
4 0% (0)
3 50% (1)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X