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Languages in Contact (Key Topics in Sociolinguistics)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780521767958
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date: Nov 12, 2015
  • Edition: 1
  • Pages: 251 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.67 x 8.5 x 5.43 inches


Introducing new findings from popular culture, the globalised new economy and computer-mediated communication, this is a fascinating study of contact between languages in modern societies. Ansaldo and Lim bring together research on multilingualism, code-switching, language endangerment, and globalisation, into a comprehensive overview of world Englishes and creoles. Illustrated with a wide range of original examples from typologically diverse languages, including Sinitic, Autronesian, Dravidian and other non-Indo-European varieties, the book focuses on structural analyses of Asian ecologies and their relevance for current theories of contact phenomena. Full of new insights, it is essential reading for students and researchers across linguistics, culture and communication.

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