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An Introduction to Contact Linguistics

 
 
 
 
An Introduction to Contact Linguistics
Author: Donald Winford
ISBN 13: 9780631212515
ISBN 10: 631212515
Edition: 1st
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Publication Date: 2003-01-10
Format: Paperback
Pages: 440
List Price: $65.95
 
 

This book is a comprehensive introduction to the study of language contact and its outcomes, as well as the social and linguistic factors involved.


  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of contact linguistics.
  • Examines a wide range of language contact phenomena from both general linguistic and sociolinguistic perspectives.
  • Offers an account of current approaches to all of the major types of contact-induced change.
  • Discusses the general processes and principles that are at work in cases of contact.