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The Routledge Handbook of Language Contact

Edited by: Evangelia Adamou , Yaron Matras

Print publication date:  July  2020
Online publication date:  July  2020

Print ISBN: 9780815363552
eBook ISBN: 9781351109154
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351109154
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The Routledge Handbook of Language Contact provides an overview of the state of the art of current research in contact linguistics. Presenting contact linguistics as an established field of investigation in its own right and featuring 26 chapters, this handbook brings together a broad range of approaches to contact linguistics, including:

  • experimental and observational approaches and formal theories;
  • a focus on social and cognitive factors that impact the outcome of language contact situations and bilingual language processing;
  • the emergence of new languages and speech varieties in contact situations, and contact linguistic phenomena in urban speech and linguistic landscapes.

With contributions from an international range of leading and emerging scholars in their fields, the four sections of this text deal with methodological and theoretical approaches, the factors that condition and shape language contact, the impact of language contact on individuals, and language change, repertoires and formation.

This handbook is an essential reference for anyone with an interest in language contact in particular regions of the world, including Anatolia, Eastern Polynesia, the Balkans, Asia, Melanesia, North America, and West Africa.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Processing multilingual data Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Language contact in the lab Download PDF
Chapter  3:  A variationist perspective on language contact  Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The 4-M model Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Theoretical approaches to the grammar of code-switching  Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Usage-based approaches Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Social factors Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Language contact Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Cognitive factors of language contact Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Typological factors Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Cross-language contact in the developing grammars of bilingual children Download PDF
Chapter  12:  First language attrition in the twenty-first century Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Borrowing Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Code-switching and bilinguals’ grammars Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Convergence Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Creoles and pidgins Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Mixed Languages Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Linguistic landscape and urban multilingualism Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Urban youth speech styles in multilingual settings Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Balkans Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Anatolia Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Language contact in the Asian region Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Eastern Polynesia Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Linguistic Melanesia Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Language contact in North America Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Language contact in West Africa Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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