Language Contact and Grammatical Change by Bernd HeineLanguage Contact and Grammatical Change by Bernd Heine

Language Contact and Grammatical Change

byBernd Heine, Tania Kuteva

Paperback | February 21, 2005

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The phenomenon of language contact, and how it affects the structure of languages, has been of great interest to linguists in recent years. This pioneering new study looks at how grammatical forms and structures evolve when speakers of two languages come into contact, and offers insight into the mechanism that induces people to transfer grammatical structures from one language to another. The book will be of great interest to all working in grammaticalization, language contact, and language change.
Tania Kuteva is Professor of English Linguistics at the Institute for English and American Studies, University of Düsseldorf.
Title:Language Contact and Grammatical ChangeFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:328 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.75 inPublished:February 21, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521608287

ISBN - 13:9780521608282


Table of Contents

List of maps; List of tables; Series editor's foreword; Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. The framework; 2. On replicating use patterns; 3. Grammaticalization; 4. Typological change; 5. On linguistic areas; 6. Limits of replication; 7. Conclusions; 8. Notes; References; Index of authors; Index of languages; Index of subjects.

Editorial Reviews

'...[the book will become] a starting point for further investigation of the interplay between grammaticalization and language contact.' Journal of Linguistics