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The Handbook of Language Contact

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Description

The Handbook of Language Contact offers systematic coverageof the major issues in this field ranging from the value ofcontact explanations in linguistics, to the impact of immigration,to dialectology combining new research from a team ofglobally renowned scholars, with case studies of numerouslanguages. * An authoritative reference work exploring the major issues inthe field of language contact: the study of how language changeswhen speakers of distinct speech varieties interact * Brings together 40 specially-commissioned essays by aninternational team of scholars * Examines language contact in societies which have significantimmigration populations, and includes a fascinating cross-sectionof case studies drawing on languages across the world * Accessibly structured into sections exploring the place ofcontact studies within linguistics as a whole; the value of contactstudies for research into language change; and language contact inthe context of work on language and society * Explores a broad range of topics, making it an excellentresource for both faculty and students across a variety of fieldswithin linguistics

Author Biography

Raymond Hickey is Professor of Linguistics at Essen University, Germany. His main areas of research are varieties of English (especially Irish English) and general questions of language contact, shift, and change as well as computer corpus processing. He has published widely, the most recent titles being A Sound Atlas of Irish English (2004), Legacies of Colonial English (2004), Dublin English: Evolution and Change (2005), Irish English: History and Present-Day Forms (2007), and Eighteenth-Century English: Ideology and Change (2010). He has also published over 80 articles on various issues within linguistics and produced an electronic corpus of Irish English.
Release date Australia
April 13th, 2010
Contributor
Edited by Raymond Hickey
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Pages
890
Dimensions
178x252x50
ISBN-13
9781405175807
Product ID
4025136

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