An Introduction to Contact Linguistics
January 2003, Wiley-Blackwell
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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.