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Language Contact, Creolization, and Genetic Linguistics

by Sarah Grey Thomason, Terrence Kaufman

Language Contact, Creolization, and Genetic Linguistics Synopsis

Ten years of research back up the bold new theory advanced by authors Thomason and Kaufman, who rescue the study of contact-induced language change from the neglect it has suffered in recent decades. The authors establish an important new framework for the historical analysis of all degrees of contact-induced language change.

Language Contact, Creolization, and Genetic Linguistics Press Reviews

For the integration of contact-induced language change into historical linguistics this book constitutes the greatest breakthrough since Uriel Weinreich's Languages in Contact of 1953, and I am convinced it will be the touchstone for the further development of the discipline for years to come. --Edgar W. Schneider, English World-Wide

Book Information

ISBN: 9780520078932
Publication date: 12th February 1992
Author: Sarah Grey Thomason, Terrence Kaufman
Publisher: University of California Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 428 pages
Categories: Dialect, slang & jargon,

About Sarah Grey Thomason, Terrence Kaufman

Sarah Grey Thomason is Professor of Linguistics and Terrence Kaufman is Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh.

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