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The Mixed Language Debate : Theoretical and Empirical Advances :  Theoretical and Empirical Advances - Yaron Matras

The Mixed Language Debate : Theoretical and Empirical Advances

Theoretical and Empirical Advances

By: Yaron Matras (Editor), Peter Bakker (Editor)

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Published: 2003
For Ages: 22+ years old
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"Mixed Languages are speech varieties that arise in bilingual settings, often as markers of ethnic separateness. They combine structures inherited from different parent languages, often resulting in odd and unique splits that present a challenge to theorie"

The study of mixed languagesp. 1
Social factors and linguistic processes in the emergence of stable mixed languagesp. 21
Mixed languages and acts of identity : an evolutionary approachp. 41
What lies beneath : split (mixed) languages as contact phenomenap. 73
Mixed languages as autonomous systemsp. 107
Mixed languages : re-examining the structural prototypep. 151
Language contact and group identity : the role of "folk" linguistic engineeringp. 177
The linguistic properties of lexical manipulation and its relevance for Ma'ap. 209
Can a mixed language be conventionalized alternational codeswitching?p. 237
Not quite the right mixture : Chamorro and Malti as candidates for the status of mixed languagep. 271
Index of subjectsp. 317
Index of authorsp. 319
Index of languages and language groupsp. 323
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ISBN: 9783110177763
ISBN-10: 3110177765
Series: Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [TiLSM]
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 331
Published: 2003
Publisher: De Gruyter
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.6